# Instructions for a Banquet Table Skirt

Table skirts extend from the top of the table to the floor, hiding the legs of the table from view. This creates a more finished look to your event's décor, especially if you have done the party designs yourself. Rather than paying extra for a banquet table sized skirt from a party supply store, make your own at home and attach it to a banquet table for your party. Since the skirting will extend all the way to the floor, use it on a serving table rather than a dining table so your guests will not have their legs get tangled in the skirt when they sit down to dine.

Dress up your serving tables with a table skirt.

## Step 1

Measure the length, width and height of the banquet table using the measuring tape.

## Step 2

Multiply the height of the table by two and add three inches to find the width you should cut the tulle fabric. For instance, a banquet table 24 inches high would result in a tulle width of: 24 x 2 = 48 inches + 3 inches = 51 inches wide.

## Step 3

Add twice the length and twice the width of the banquet table and add six inches to determine the length of the tulle fabric. For instance, if the 24 inch high banquet table measures 40 inches long by 20 inches wide you would find a tulle width of: (24 inches x 2) + (20 inches x 2) = 48 + 40 + 6 inches = 94 inches long.

## Step 4

Cut the tulle fabric to the calculated dimensions or use a table skirt sizing chart.

## Step 5

Optionally, fold the bottom one half inch of fabric up on all sides of the tulle and use a sewing machine to sew this hem.

## Step 6

Attach with the masking tape the length of the tulle around the top surface of the banquet table three inches from the edge of the table on the tabletop, overlapping the fabric where the two ends meet. Check that the table skirt just touches the floor on all sides of the table.

## Step 7

Spread the tablecloth over the banquet table to hide the tape holding the table skirt in place and continue to decorate the table for your event.

#### Athena Hessong

Athena Hessong began her freelance writing career in 2004. She draws upon experiences and knowledge gained from teaching all high-school subjects for seven years. Hessong earned a Bachelor in Arts in history from the University of Houston.

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