Repairing a Lace Tablecloth?


March 31, 2014

I have a very old, fine thread crochet table top cover and it is falling apart.
I was thinking of gluing it to a flat bed sheet to keep it together and still display it.


Any suggestions on what to use? Fabric glue or fabric fusion and what kind?
Thank you.

By Maria


November 26, 20180 found this helpful

Go to a large fabric store and ask them about fusing it to a sheet. They will be able to tell you exactly what to use and how to use it. Try House of Fabrics or Joann's if you have them in your area.

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November 26, 20180 found this helpful

I would use an iron-on stabilizer. You can get it at any large fabric store.

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May 9, 2012

I bought a lace tablecloth at a garage sale. It has several holes torn in it. The holes are different sizes. How can I repair it? Can I use a fabric glue. If so, will it wash out when you launder? I thought I would have a friend that crochets to repair it?

Please advise best way!

By Doris


May 14, 20120 found this helpful

Even fabric glue fails, if your friend can filet crochet to patch in where the tears are, that might be the best thing for sturdiness and appearance.

If not-try matching the lace with lace bought at the fabric store or online.

Make patches from the lace, and then attach those patches to the torn spots by sewing machine (satin zig-zag stitch) or hand sewing (buttonhole stitch).

Using a sewing machine will make the tablecloth machine washable on delicate, or whatever laundering method is appropriate to the cloth, but if you are careful so will hand sewing-just make sure you knot your beginning and ending threads.

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May 14, 20120 found this helpful

I have repaired crocheted items by using matching sewing thread and needle and
going around the hole and pulling it tighter. Sometimes this works and you cannot
see the repair.

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February 15, 2013

How do you cut a patch out of a lace tablecloth to patch another lace tablecloth? How can you cut the patch out so it won't unravel on the edges?

By Ruth Ann C.


February 19, 20130 found this helpful

Run a line of Fraychek around where you want to cut. Let it dry then cut out the patch on the line. You could also use Elmer's glue which will probably wash out later. Sew the patch in with tiny hand stitches. It would be a good idea to run a line of Fraychek around the edges of the hole, too.

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