Have a baby shower coming up? I conquered my fear of cutting out felt letters with the simple trick of printing out the letters, then cutting the paper and cloth together. This project took several nights worth of sewing, but in the end, looks so pretty – plus can be passed on to the next sister, cousin, or friend’s baby shower! Of course, if a baby boy is on the way, switch to blues and greens, or if you’re waiting with bated breath to find out the sex of the baby – yellows will do the trick!
Materials: 2 yards linen (I used Pink from Gray Line Linen), different shades of pink felt, scissors, Oh Baby Tablecloth Template, straight pins, threads and needle, iron.
Step 1: Print out letters from the Oh Baby Tablecloth Template.
Step 2: Cut apart the template and pin letters to pieces of felt.
Step 3: Carefully cut on outlines (I connected some letters in places there were gaps). Remove paper as you cut.
Step 4: Place the felt letters on the linen, and thoroughly pin each letter in place.
Step 5: Sew each letter on with matching thread.
Step 6: Gently iron to get creases out.
PS: I would recommend dry-cleaning, or spot-cleaning, this tablecloth.
Photography by Tim Gibson