Monday, September 1, 2014

Vinyl Tablecloth Smock

1. Rectangle vinyl tablecloth  2. Bias Tape  3. Large paper  4. old t-shirt

Cut the sleeves off the t-shirt and fold it in half.  Fold your paper in half.  Place the t-shirt on top of the paper with both folded edges touching.  Pin the shirt onto the paper to keep it from moving.  Trace the outline of the shirt onto the paper using a pencil.  Cut the outline.  

My shirt was bigger than I wanted, so I cut the paper a little shorter.  I pinned the paper on top of the shirt afterwards to make sure it still had the same shape.

Fold the tablecloth over.  Pin the paper pattern onto the tablecloth.  Pin the top (shoulders) on the fold.
Cut around the pattern making sure not to cut the folded top.


Pin the bias tape around the edges of the smock. Sew once all edges are secured.  I used a zig-zag stitch to make sure I got both the tape and the vinyl in the stitch.  

Step 5:

Use the circle cutout from the neck as a pocket.  Fold part of the circle and pin in onto the smock (make sure you only pin it to the front).  Sew the edge of the pocket using a zig-zag stitch.

Step 6:

I secured the sides with elastic, but ribbon or velcro can easily serve the same purpose.  

I was able to make 6 smocks for under $15.