Purchase a piece of fabric from any fabric store. Linen is a good choice for a banquet tablecloth. Have the employee cut the fabric 52 inches by 110 inches. This includes a 1-inch hem on all four sides.
Set up a sewing machine with thread the same color as the fabric.
Lay out the fabric in a large open area. Using straight pins, create a 1-inch hem on all four sides and pin them in place.
Iron the edges flat.
Sew along the outside edge, to secure the hemline, 1/2 inch in. You must make sure to keep the sewing line the same distance from the edge all the way around the perimeter so the hem looks clean and neat.
Remove the pins. Wash and dry the banquet tablecloth to loosen the fabric. Iron the tablecloth. Cover the table.
Things You Will Need
- Sewing machine
- Straight pins
- When you get to the fabric store you will notice the wide selection of fabric available. You can choose to make your banquet tablecloth out of any fabric you choose. If you have the time and the patience you can hand sew your hemlines so there aren't any stitches showing.