If your table is rectangular or square, measure the length and width of your dinner table. But if your dinner table is oval or circular, measure the broadest and longest parts of the table.
Establish your drop length
Decide what you want your drop length to be. The drop length is the length of fabric that hangs over the side of your table. In other words: the distance measured from the edge of your table to where you want your tablecloth to end.
Usually, table cloths have a drop length of 25 - 30 cm / 10 - 12 inches.
Remember a seam allowance
Apart from oilcloth and crushed velvet, most fabrics will need to be hemmed. This keeps your fable cloth from fraying and allows the fabric to drape gracefully.
We recommend a 10-cm / 2.5-inch seam allowance.
Calculate how much fabric you need for your tablecloth
You can calculate the dimensions of the required fabric as follows: