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DIY Makeover For folding table

Many of you might have that old folding table lying around your house and don’t know what to make of it. Well, worry no more as we got a DIY makeover for the folding chair that you might like. With simple upholstery, we can make that folding table of yours into a checkerboard even if you are a champion of the checkerboard or not.




Supplies that you will need for the DIY makeover for the folding table are as follows.

  • Pliers
  • Staple remover
  • Vinyl
  • Chalk
  • Square
  • Yardstick
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Hand stapler
  • Goggles
  • Staple gun
  • Staples of 5/32”


Step 1:-

Start y removing the top of the table from its frame and then use the pliers and the staple remover for removing that old vinyl off of it.


Step 2:-

For making the checkerboard, you will need 32 squares of the white and back colored vinyl as well as 4 pieces that will be sewed for making the border around the edges. Our folding table was of 29 inches square so we had 3*3 inches thick border pieces with 1-inches of the additional flap for the outside edge to allow for pulling and then stapling on the back of the folding table’s top.


Step 3:-

Start the sewing by placing the white squares onto the black squares.


Step 4:-

Sew 2 of the pairs from Step 3 with the black square being next to the white square. Lay all of the seam allowances open and then flatten them down as you sew. Repeat all of the pairs until they are sewn together to make 4 groups.


Step 5:-

Sew these 4 groups together for making 8 groups.


Step 6:-

Sew these 8 groups together for making 16 groups.


Step 7:-

Se the 16 groups together for making the 2 groups of 32 blocks each. Then sew these 2 groups of 32 blocks to make the 8 by 8 grid of 64 squares.


Step 8:-

In order or the seams to lie flat, stitch the squares with seam allowances as the lay flat and open on the fabric’s backside. Start by stitching all of these vertical seams.


Step 9:-

Afterward, stitch the seams in other directions as well.


Step 10:-

After the seams have been stitched on 4 sides of each square piece, sew all the 4 corners in the border with each other.


Step 11:-

Attach these inside edges with the outside edges of the checker board’s border.


Step 12:-

Stitch the top of the seams on the fabric’s border.


Step 13:-

Then go on stitching from the top all the way on the edge of this checkerboard fabric.


Step 14:-

After the top fabric is sewn together, then attach this checkerboard fabric onto the folding table’s top with a staple gun.


Step 15:-

Now simply attach the tabletop on to the frame of the folding table to complete the makeover for your folding table.


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