Our family loves silly games, like ping pong. My husband and I will have absolute throw down, gloves off tournaments with no holds barred. We get the fighting words going, and have an absolute BLAST. After one family vacation cruise, in which we played a whole lot of drunk ping pong, we ended up immediately purchasing a ping pong table off of Craig’s list upon our return. But a few moves later, and alas – said ping pong table is not longer with us. But that didn’t stop me.
I am a crafter after all. Lol
So I came up with a DIY ping pong net, that will fit ANY size table. And we all have at least a folding picnic table hidden in our garage, am I right?! All you need to do is clip the ping pong net on, and you are good for a couple hours of fun! The best part? It is super easy to make…I am not kidding! Just a few straight lines of sewing.
How to sew a ping pong net.
Ping pong net DIY
Skill Level: Beginner
Time Needed: 30 minutes – 1 hour
- ½ yard quilting cotton
- (2) Dowels / wooden sticks – at least 12” in length each
- Rubber bands
- (2) Clamps (found for $1 at Home Depot)
- Measuring tape
HOW TO MAKE A PING PONG NET:
Step Three: Fold the long width raw edges ½” towards the wrong side and press.
Step Five: Turn right side out, push out corners and press. Sew ½” away from side seams, creating a casing for the net poles on both sides. Sew the bottom net edge closed, in between the casings. (*Do not sew the casing bottom edge).
Step Seven: Clamp either side of the table in the middle (where you want the net to be). Slip the dowel into the top hole of the clamp, adjusting the rubber band as needed so that the dowel goes through to the second clamp hole on the bottom.
As always, thanks so much for stopping by and until next time…