How to Make Outdoor Tablecloths and Placemats

Summer is here and that means outdoor picnics, dinner parties, and entertaining. A tablecloth is a simple and easy way to add a nice touch to your outdoor living space. The great news is that your lovely tablecloth can be weather and fade resistant, easy to clean, and easy to make all at the same time!

We’ve put together a quick how-to video on making tablecloths and placemats featuring several different types of materials. It can be as simple as cutting out the right size and/or hemming the edges. Plus we have a great idea on how to keep your tablecloth in place.

Recommended Tablecloth Materials:

Naugahyde® Universal

  • • Durable
  • • Fade and weather resistant
  • • Leave outside all year-round
  • • Cut with scissors (no sewing necessary!)

Sunbrella® Upholstery Fabric

  • • Fade resistant
  • • Stain resistant
  • • Easy to sew
  • • Great color and pattern selection
  • • Use indoors too!

Recommended Placemat Materials:

Sunbrella® Sling

  • • Flexible mesh
  • • Fade resistant
  • • Chemical and mildew resistant
  • • Unique patterns and textures
  • • Cut with scissors (no sewing necessary!)


  • • Flexible mesh
  • • Fade resistant
  • • Easy to clean
  • • Cut with scissors (no sewing necessary!)

Make your own tablecloth and placemats for a beautiful (and long lasting!) addition to your outdoor living space!

  1. Bonnie said:

    Great suggestions. Good reminder that this is available.

  2. Great video, you just made this DIY look easy. Very helpful, indeed. :D

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