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How-To Use Seersucker Fabric in Your Tablescape

I love seersucker fabric. It comes in several different colors, is ultra soft and gives any table or outfit a preppy feel that’s irresistible. In this case, I chose to create a yellow seersucker table runner to give the center of my brunch table some added color.

Materials Needed for Table Runner

3 yards of yellow seersucker fabric (often on sale at your nearest fabric store)




To Make Your Runner

Most fabric comes in 44 or 6o inch widths. In this case, it will most likely be 44 inches wide. Fold it in half once (or even twice to desired width), iron your creases, place across the center of your table and then cut on the ends to desired length.

I typically like for mine to hang at least 5 inches off the ends of the table. If you’re feeling extra crafty and happen to have a sewing machine handy, you can run a quick seam down each end to prevent fraying. Keep in mind that this will limit you from being able to use the fabric for other purposes in the future, unless you rip the seams out afterwards.


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My next stop was to use the seersucker as the napkin for each place setting. The napkin is always a huge opportunity for color and/or pattern introduction on your table.

For this particular design, I cut 12 inch x 20 inch strips of seersucker fabric, folded them in half and bunched them inside of my napkin rings. For a more formal napkin, simply run a seam down each side of the napkin for a crisp look and you’re good to go!



Finally, I used the seersucker with the mini cupcakes I placed at each place setting. I made mini strawberry cupcakes with white cake mix, strawberries and strawberry jell-o and wrapped each cupcake with a thin strip of the seersucker fabric to tie the cupcakes into the table scheme.

I grabbed a tooth pick, tied another piece (even thinner) of seersucker around the top of it in a single knot and stuck it down into the center of the cupcake. DONE! You can even buy mini cupcakes at your nearest grocery store if you don’t have time to make them!

Fabric, particularly seersucker, is such a great way to dress up your party table. The key to working any sort of fabric into your tablescape though is to think simply, but creatively!

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