Upcycle an old tablecloth into a stylish pouch

Creating a stylish pouch from a pretty tablecloth that you've retired is a trendy, cost-effective way to carry essentials. These pouches are ideal for toting makeup, phone and charger, or other necessities with you daily as you're on the go, or they can help keep a space organized while adding to the decor.
You probably already have most of the supplies at home that you'll need to complete this project. Selecting a tablecloth with a fringed edge adds an extra element of style. These pouches could make cute stocking stuffers or holiday gifts.
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Materials
- Tablecloth
- Ruler
- Pencil
- Scissors
- Fabric crayon
- Iron and ironing board
- Sewing machine
- Thread
- Thread clippers
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Instructions
1. Spread the tablecloth out on a flat surface with the back side facing up.
2. Mark off a section 21 by 12 inches with the pencil, drawing a line along the ruler.
3. Cut along those measurements.
4. Measure and mark 1 inch from the short edge with the fabric crayon.
5. Fold the edge of the fabric to the mark, and press it flat with the iron. Fold the new edge a second time, and press it flat with the iron.
7. Stitch along the folded edge.
8. With the right side up, fold the finished edge 6 inches to the center, and fold the other edge 6 inches to the center so it overlaps the first edge.
9. Pin both sides, and stitch along both sides. Remove the pins.
10. Serge the sides.
11. Remove any excess threads with the thread clippers.
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12. Fold the pouch inside out.
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