Creating A Table Pad For Your Coffee Table
Taking the necessary steps to protect your furniture from everyday wear and tear is an important part of home ownership. Having a table pad on your coffee table will not only help to preserve the material and keep it looking great for years to come, but it may also provide an added safety feature if you have small children or pets in your home. Here is how to create a table pad for your coffee table:
Step By Step
- Gather Your Tools and Materials
You will need a yardstick, measuring tape, scissors or an X-acto knife, straight pins, thread, fabric of your choice (that matches or coordinates with your existing décor) and a foam pad.
- Measure Your Table
Use your yardstick or a measuring tape to measure the length, width and height of your coffee table. Once you know your measurements, be sure to add 1” to each side for seam allowance.
- Cut Out The Foam Pad
Lay out your foam padding on a flat surface. Measure the necessary length and width for your coffee table, plus an additional 1” for seam allowance, and use your scissors or X-acto knife to cut out your foam.
- Cut Out the Fabric Cover
Lay out your fabric on a flat surface. Measure the necessary length and width for your coffee table, plus an additional 1” for seam allowance, and use your scissors or X-acto knife to cut out your cover.
- Create The Seams
Pin the right sides of your fabric together and sew the two sides together, being sure to hang onto the extra inch for seam allowance. Be sure to backstitch at the start and finish of your seam.
- Fit The Foam Pad Into The Cover
Insert the foam pad into the cover, ensuring that it fits snugly without any excess fabric bunching up inside.
- Attach The Cover To The Coffee Table
Using straight pins, attach the cover to the coffee table, being sure that the cover is secured firmly and not gathering in any areas.
Creating a table pad for your coffee table is a great way to help protect your furniture from everyday wear and tear as well as provide an added safety feature if you have small children or pets in your home. By following the steps outlined above, you can create a beautiful and functional table pad for your coffee table in no time!