Post # 1
I’d like to have organza overlays for our tables (tables 72″, 108″ linen and then wanted 90″ overlays).
The price of the 90″ organza overlays on tablecloth.com is 5.98. I had been thinking of making my own, and found organza that was 108″ wide (doublefolded) for $7.99/yard.
Looking at the online price it doesn’t make sense to make my own does it? Then I’d need 3yds to make it 90″ round – or am I on crack and my math is waaayyy off?
Post # 3
It is way cheaper to buy them ready made. I did the same research and came to the same conclusion.
Post # 4
You’re right, not only would it be more expensive but it would take you way more time. Cutting something that is perfectly round and then hemming it (especially mutliple times) can be really time consuming, especially if you don’t have a cutting table.
Post # 5
Your math is correct. The reason is that you can’t begin to get the fabric at anywhere near the price the manufacturers can.
Check out CV Linens also. Depending on how many overlays you are ordering, their price may be lower.
Post # 6
Thanks for the fast answers ladies, I will save myself the headache and expense of doing it myself. Thanks also for the CV Linens tip – hadn’t heard of them so will look it up!
Post # 7
Its defintely cheaper and less work to buy them. You can always sell them after you have used them.
Post # 8
Large overlays definetively buy them. I made small table scarves but I paid only 4$ a metre and it takes less than a metre each and I can make 2 napkins plus. I made overlays which I never ended up using but I made them for just over 1$ each and 20 minutes work each and they were 40″ square but I shop weekly to get great deals on fabric.