Table Linen July Upcycle Challenge

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This month I’m getting together with a few of my blogging friends to participate in a fun upcycle challenge. The challenge is to find a thrift store item under $10 to upcycle or repurpose. While thrift shopping I came across a plain white table linen for $0.25! Not being able to pass up a deal, I purchased it for this July challenge! 

Upcycled Table Linen

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solid color table linen
printed design
washable ink pen
embroidery needle and hoop
embroidery yarn in colors of choice

Here is a before and after of my table linen:

Upcycled Table Linen for the July Upcycle Challenge from

I like to use these on my living room or kitchen table to add a little decorative touch. The pattern I found through on a search in Pinterest. I printed it out, put it under the table linen then used my washable ink pen to trace the design on each end. 

table linen

This design only uses 3 embroidery stitches – the lazy daisy, french knot and fishbone stitches. The lazy daisy and french knot are used to make the flowers. The fishbone is used to make the leaves. I had some directions from an old kit that I had embroidered so here are the directions for those stitches.

Upcycyled Table Linens for the July Upcycle Challenge from

Upcycled Table Linen

The yarn I used is leftover from other projects so I don’t have color names. I used 2 different shades of pink for the flowers, yellow for the flower centers and green for the leaves.  These colors go with the placemats on my kitchen table but you could use any color to match your decor.

I enjoy doing projects like these because they work up really fast! It only took a couple of hours to get this done from start to finish. 

Now we invite you to join us in the fun!    Use the links below to hop over and visit with our blogging friends to see the projects they are sharing today for the Up-cycle Challenge!!

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9 comments on “Table Linen July Upcycle Challenge

  1. Did you say $0.25?! What a steal! I love the added embroidery! Thank you for the stitch instructions. Gorgeous transformation! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
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  2. I love the embroidery pattern design you chose for this piece! I wish I could do embroidery stitches! They are very pretty! You are so talented, Roseann!

  3. I’m wanting to embroider something for a while now so I’m happy to see this piece. It’s a perfect upcycle.Feeling inspired.

  4. What a wonderful idea to add beautiful flowers to the linen. It’s going to look amazing on your table.
    Jenny recently posted…Farmhouse Chalkboard- Thrift Store Upcycle ChallengeMy Profile

  5. How pretty! The delicate flowers are such a lovely addition to the plain linen.

  6. So pretty and I love the embroidery! I keep seeing embroidery pieces and I am loving that. I just purchased a few pretty embroidered linens at the thrift store last week for $1!

  7. Wow! This is so pretty! Your embroidery is so lovely!

  8. Roseann, This is so pretty! What a fabulous find for .25 cents and the embroidery detail is very pretty and a great use of leftover yarn! Pinning.

  9. I love linen finds and your flowers looks like they have always been part of the table scarf.

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