I have always been a big fan of clean, open storage but I continue to resign myself to the fact that those days are gone. My daughter has a doll house that sits on a cute marble table with chrome legs. The idea was that all the accessories would be stored under the table in a cute box. This area also became home to items to be donated, books she's currently reading and more than one family of dust bunnies. Time to get the sewing machine out and deal with this problem asap.
I had already purchased the blue fabric with the intention of doing one long ruffled skirt. That is until I spied this project that super diy'er Anne at House of Newman's had created for her daughter. I was more than happy to use up more scraps of fabric as they seem to be multiplying and taking over my laundry room!
Measure your table to determine the total perimeter. The width of each piece of fabric is 2x that total perimeter. Determine the length of each piece based on the height of the table allowing for hem allowances. Hem the top and bottom of each piece.
Set your sewing machine to the highest setting for thread width. There's probably a technical term but it's sure not part of my vocabulary. Sew another line across the top of each piece of fabric on this setting.
Once you're finished, separate the pieces of thread. One of them is set and can't be moved but the other will allow the fabric to be pushed along creating a ruffle.
Be careful when you're pushing because you can break the thread.
Using muslin or other light weight fabric, create a base for the ruffles to be attached to. Starting with the bottom ruffle, pin it to your base.
Sew ruffle to base and continue with each layer.
I used velcro tape to attache the skirt to the table. I prefer velco with the sticky back to save time in sewing it to the fabric. And there you have a cute little skirt that will hide a myriad of mess and confusion.