Snowflake Felt Tablecloth for a Christmas Table

Make a red felt tablecloth embellished with white snowflakes and buttons for a merry Christmas dinner table.


What You'll Need:
  • 1-1/2 yards 60-inch-wide red wool
  • Scissors
  • 2 skeins No. 3 white pearl cotton
  • Stitchable fusible transweb paper
  • 1/2 yard 36-inch-wide white wool felt; straight pins
  • Sewing machine; thread
  • 1 skein No. 5 white pearl cotton
  • 1 skein No. 5 red pearl cotton
  • Buttons: 84 -- 5/8-inch, 72 -- 3/4-inch, 72 -- 7/8-inch, 50 -- 3/8-inch

Download snowflake pattern

How to Make It:
  1. From red wool, cut a 54-inch circle. Using No.3 white pearl cotton, work blanket stitches around the edges of the wool, alternating stitch lengths--approximately 3/8 and 7/8 inches.
  2. Enlarge and trace the snowflake pattern. Trace 12 snowflakes on the transweb paper. Fuse them to the wool felt. Cut out snowflakes, and remove paper.
  3. Mark six equal sections around the tablecloth edge. Pin a snowflake 2 inches above each mark. Space and pin six snowflakes between the first snowflakes.
  4. With red No. 5 pearl cotton, sew 19 buttons to each snowflake, catching the tablecloth in the thread. Each snowflake point has a 5/8-, a 3/4- and a 7/8-inch button with a 5/8-inch button in the center.
  5. Randomly stitch three or four 3/8-inch buttons between snowflakes with No. 5 white pearl cotton.
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