Remember the Vinyl Bib Tutorial? One of my readers from Taylor Moments sent me pictures of the bibs she made from my tutorial. Don't you love the tablecloth??? Also don't you love that she put a cutie patootie button on there!
She said that she actually bought this tablecloth (from TARGET...insert love and devotion for Target here) for a drop cloth but decided to use it on the bibs.
Imagine my delight and surprise when I found the tablecloth she used and the above fishy one while wandering around my local Target. I immediately snatched them both up.
Then later that day as I watched my littlest man delightfully drop his tiny pb&j pieces all over the floor, my sometimes working light bulb went off, connected the two and we got ourselves a High Chair Drop Cloth.
High Chair Drop Cloth Tutorial
2 different coordinating vinyl tablecloths
fishy one from Target, striped one from Meijer (that is local sorry!)
Cut out 2 pieces of main print in a square to desired size. I measured mine at 38x38 since my littlest man likes to toss AND throw.
Cut out 2 pieces of coordinating print into a rectangle to fit within main square. I cut out two here, because I wanted a clean folded edge when I attached it to the main print. I couldn't "applique" it on because you can,t iron vinyl...what??? Really? No really it is true. It will make more sense in a couple of steps.
Fold rectangle in half hotdog way...remember what you learned in kindergarten? Trace half of a simple outline of a fish. I tried to match the one on the main print. Once you have your pattern, cut while still folded.
Repeat with other rectangle piece.
Unfold and line up edges with like sides facing. Pin together. Don't stress if the print doesn't 100% match up, only one side of your fish will show...this is that faking the applique look part since you can't iron.
Sew with a 1/4 inch seam around entire fish, leaving an opening for turning out.
Turn out carefully. Vinyl will tear easier than fabric. Once turned out, fold in the edges of the opening.
Sew opening closed, outlining the edge. DO NOT outline the entire fish yet.
Place your fish on your 1 piece of your main print. Once it is centered, pin it in place.
To attach the fish, start at the beginning of where you original sewed close the opening. Sew over those stitches and then continue.
Keep going until the entire fish is attached and outlined all cute like this.
Once the fish is attached, lay your other piece of the main print on top, like sides facing. Pin around the edges.
Sew around the entire square with a 1/4-1/2 inch seam, leaving an opening to turn out. Turn out. Once it is turned out, outline the edge of the drop cloth like you did the fish.
Now as your little eater continues to test the laws of gravity with his/her lunch, you can rest assured because you have a cute little drop cloth keeping at least this square of your floor clean.