Covering a plywood decorator table with layered skirts is an inexpensive way to add color and pattern to a room. And the long skirt provides a undercover spot for books or storage boxes.
1. Determine underskirt diameter and cut fabric. Measure from floor to table top, across the center of the table, and down to floor on opposite side. Add at least 2 inches for hem. You will need two widths of fabric this length.
Cut one width in half lengthwise and stitch a piece to each selvage edge of the remaining width.
2. Form circle of fabric. Fold fabric in quarters. Place pushpin in folded corner (this is skirt's top center). Tie 1 end of string to fabric marker; tie opposite end to push pin so string equals half of skirt diameter plus any hem amount.
Holding string taut, swing marker from one folded edge to opposite folded edges, drawing an arc. Cut along line, trimming away raw edges. (Be sure to cut off the marked line if ink might run when the cloth is cleaned.)