Craft Fair Table Cover from a Flat Sheet - Mini Tute

It's craft fair season.  Every year, I drag my feet and think I'm not going to do it, but then I do, and I love it.  Some friends and I do a fun holiday open house/craft fair and this year, I'm determined to be prepared.  
I usually wait until the last minute to plan out my table, but not this year!  We've been doing this for 6 years now and I'm just finally getting it together.  Here's what I did to make a nice, banquet-style cover for my table.
 2 flat sheets, $5 each.
 With the wrong side of the sheet facing up, pull setup the sheet so it's almost at the floor on 2 sides.  My table is 6 feet long.
 At the corner, I pinned a straight line where the front meets the side.
 Cut, then sew. 
 Before I can do the same to the other corner, I have to add some fabric.  This is where the second sheet comes in.  Figure out how much you need to extend the end to the floor.  Cut and sew.
 I accidentally, used the folded part that's at the top of the fitted sheet, but it's not super noticeable.  I was in a major time crunch, trying to do this while the light is good for pictures, but needing to get to the bus stop soon. 
 Finish the corner the same as before.  One minute to spare.  If you're very observant, you can see what time I started and see how quick this little project is.
 Here's what the back looks like.  Nobody usually sees the back of the table, so I just pinned the extra flap up.  You could probably use the rest of the second sheet to finish the back if you wish.  
I made another cover that was finished on all sides for a 4ft table to add to my display.
 I'm pretty happy with how it all turned out.  Only took me 6 years to actually plan this out.  Let's hope it pays off!


  1. Way to go. It looks like you have some fun stuff for sale too. Good luck!

  2. I'd advise to wash the sheets first to allow for shrinkage. Other than that great tutorial.

  3. I like having an open back to stash all my stuff in, packing boxes and things. :)

  4. I would also like an open back to stash all my stuff in, packing boxes and more other things as well

  5. Thanks for the tutorial....We have a craft event coming soon and this was the perfect post for us. We will post pictures and let you know how our table covers turned out. :-)

  6. Such a helpful tutorial!