Once I figured out how much of the table cloth I needed, I adjusted and trimmed the excess so that the finished edge of the table cloth was the seam that was visible. (Thanks Jojo, for manning the project while I took pictures!)
Push the the sides in…
So it looks like this.
Trim any excessive excess fabric off. Fold the top (which is really the bottom) straight down. Hold tight, and fold the bottom (which is the top) up and over the edge.
Fold the ends together once or twice to create a “finished” edge.
Pin the flap down so it stays while it’s been sewed.
Sew the flap down from side to side. Jojo used what we call a hidden whip stitch. I don’t know what it’s real name is. If Jojo hadn’t been here I probably would have used hot glue. That’s how I roll. For extra oomph, I used a dot of fray-check on the beginning and end stitch to help keep it from unraveling or coming undone.
Repeat on the other end…
When both ends were secure, Jojo stitched up the seam in the middle. The cover is not removable… the inside of the tablecloth and the foam did not mesh well and would have made it nearly impossible to get it on and off. But since it’s waterproof and easily cleaned, it’s not necessary to be able to take it off.
Voila! The perfect (for me) changing pad! The two pads with covers came it at under $20. We have one in the nursery and one that lives downstairs. I can only imagine the possibilities for covers using tablecloths. You could perfectly match any decor.
P.s. How great is Jojo? This is what we did after breakfast on Mother’s Day. I love my momma!