Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Kitchen Hamper and Oilcloth Tablecloth

9.14.2015

Kitchen Hamper and Oilcloth Tablecloth

I added some fun toddler-friendly "decorations" to my kitchen. They aren't really decorations, but my kitchen just needed a little brightening. Especially since we're about to go into dark winter where there's a lot less light in the evenings. (Dang Daylight Savings Time.) Anyway, the first thing I made was a elastized wipeable tablecloth. If you'd like to make one you can learn how to sew a wipeable tablecloth that can't be pulled down over on the Craftsy blog. I used some oilcloth* I ordered from fabric.com. 
Kitchen Hamper and Oilcloth Tablecloth
The yellow stripes just make me so happy. And I LOVE easily wiping up kid spills. It makes wiping the table so easy and nice. I love the background it gives to pretty placemats which we only get out when the kids aren't around. If you're interested you can read about my DIY chair covers.
Kitchen Hamper and Oilcloth Tablecloth
I used the leftover oilcloth from the tablecloth to make a little kitchen hamper that hangs on my oven. We needed something because our diy cloth napkins need a place to go (along with all our other towels and rags that are constantly wiping up spills). I used the rag bag tutorial from Sew a Straight Line. I promise my children aren't messy heathens; they are just regular children and I try to let them be children.
Kitchen Hamper and Oilcloth Tablecloth
It matches the pretty yellow lemons from my toaster cover tutorial. These yellow things make me happy every time I walk into my kitchen.
Kitchen Hamper and Oilcloth Tablecloth
Heather

3 comments:

  1. What a great reminder to let our kids be kids. I don't know anyone whose kids are heathens, but I do know that my kids make messes. And they are pretty good at getting something to wipe up said mess. And how clever are you to make a place for them to complete the clean up by putting the rag/towel where it needs to go. Such a smart mom!
    Love the table cloth. Makes me wish we had a table to decorate!

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  2. Love the table cloth idea...I need one of those!

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  3. I love the kitchen hamper idea!

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