About Sue McGary

Bonjour. I’m Sue McGary, founder and chief in charge of everything at French Affair.

I spent 30 years in marketing and events before France swept me off my feet.  French Affair was born in 2008 and for a number of years, I managed to juggle the corporate world with my love of everything French.

But by 2019, France had completely seduced me and French Affair become my full-time obsession.

From quaint little village markets in Provence to trade shows in Paris, I love finding beautiful fabrics and tablecloths to surprise and delight you.

Tablecloths are my specialty

French Affair began importing authentic stain-resistant tablecloths direct from the artisans in Provence.  Then I discovered a stunning range of contemporary European linen tablecloths in magical printed fabrics.  

The designs were fabulous!  But I soon realised my customers wanted more. No-one was catering for extra wide tables, long tables, narrow tables, round tables, oval tables – all the forgotten “hard to buy for” tables. French Affair to the rescue!

I dusted off the sewing machine I inherited from my grandmother and rekindled my love of creating things.  Buying extra wide fabric by the roll means I can offer tablecloths to fit ANY table. 

My philosophy

Although the product range has evolved, my business philosophy  has remained the same: to develop an ethical, sustainable business that is flexible and fun, that my customers love. The heart of French Affair can be summed up with one word:


Creating joy for you and for me too.

It’s a joy to sell quality tablecloths and sew with such gorgeous fabrics. I imagine each tablecloth will be the centrepiece for special celebrations, family get-togethers and gatherings of friends for years to come.

My grandmother would be delighted her sewing machine is used almost every day, not only to build the business I love, but to help create special memories for families around Australia.

I hope you find the perfect tablecloth here at French Affair to create your own magical moments.

Sue McGary

A bientôt,
Sue McGary
Your tablecloth specialist

P.S. You can shop online, as well as at our pop-up shops and French festivals.