I'll show you how to showcase that one little yard of home dec fabric you just had to have. Or maybe that's just me? I fall in love with these home dec fabrics but don't always have a clear vision as to how I'll use them. I lucked out here as the orange and blue and brown in the runner pull together the colors in my family room and kitchen.
You'll also need some flat trim or 2" wide fabric strips.
Oh, and if you want to make the runner reversible you'll need about a half yard of a contrast fabric.
The finished size is about 15-1/2" x 65".
Let's get started.
- One yard 54”wide woven fabric
- One-half yard contrast fabric – or enough to cut 2 pieces 16”x 17”each
- Three yards 2”wide trim or fabric
- Hand sewing needle
Main fabric - follow the handy-dandy layout guide I've included.
- Cut 1 – 36”x 17”main fabric (A)
- Cut 6 – 5”x 17” main fabric(B, C, D, E, F, G)
- Cut 1 – 36”x 17”main fabric (H)
- Cut 2 – 16”x 17” contrast fabric (I and J)
- Cut 6 pieces of trim or fabric each 2” x 6” long
|Main Fabric Layout for Table Runner|
Create the top of the table runner by sewing the trim and fabric pieces together as follows. All
seams are 1/2”.
|Fabric sewing order for main fabrics|
- Pin trim to one 17”side of fabric A right sides together. Sew.
- Pin fabric B to the trim right sides together. Sew.
- Pin trim to fabric C right sides together. Sew.
- Pin fabric D to trim right sides together. Sew
- Pin trim to the other 17” side of fabric A right sides together. Sew.
- Pin fabric E to trim right sides together. Sew.
- Pin trim to fabric F right sides together. Sew.
- Pin fabric G to trim right sides together. Sew.
- Press all seams towards the fabric.
|Press seams towards the main fabric of the runner|
(Look a bit familiar? This is the step where I melted some of the trim - see don't sew while sleepy reason three)
|Right side of runner with inserted trim|
Sew the table runner back:
- Pin fabric I to one 17”side of fabric H right sides together. Sew.
- Pin fabric J to the other 17”side of fabric H right sides together Sew.
|Fabric sewing order for reverse side of table runner|
|Contrast fabric sewn to reverse side of runner|
- Pin runner front to runner back right sides together.
- Sew along all four edges using a ½”seam.
- Leave about 8"open.
- Turn right sides out through the 8" opening.
- Slip stitch opening closed.
Two runners in just a few hours.
|Runner number one with one main fabric and beaded trim inserts|
|Runner number two with contrast fabric ends.|
Add piping or another trim along all four edges if you want to eliminate the contrast fabric peeking out at the edges.
Hope you enjoy sewing this runner.
Stay tuned. I've been on a big home dec kick lately as we slowly update our family and dining rooms so more DIY projects will likely find their way to this blog.
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