Monday, June 18, 2012

Made by Me Monday #7! Burlap Table Runner

What a week!! My hubby is now 28 and no longer feeling under the weather! Yay! Now we can {hopefully} get back to the normal schedule!! :)

This week was really exciting and fun because I got a lot of time to play with my new sewing machine!! As you know from the last installment of Made by Me Mondays, I have been working on my dining room! Last time, I showed you how to make these awesome centerpieces, and today, I'm going to show you how to make my table runner!!

I was so inspired by this post by Marcy from AntiqueChase that I just had to make my own! Her's is a no-sew tutorial {you can apply this method to my table cloth as well since they are very similar}.

Here we go!

Please click "read more" for the tutorial and for more pictures of the finished product!

Materials needed for this project:
  1. Preferred color of burlap fabric - I used THIS fabric in "Oyster" (Measure the length of your table! Add 16" on to your measurement for each side of the fabric (32" total). This is for the overhang! Also, my table runner is 17" wide)
  2. Sewing machine and thread
  3. Beads for the embellishment of the tassels
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring tape
Step 1:

You want your table runner to be double layered. Sort of like 2-ply toilet paper...I know this is a weird analogy but it's almost midnight as I'm writing this and I can't think of a better example! :) So fold our burlap over and it it to be 17 inches wide and whatever length is good for your table.

Step 2:

Use your sewing machine to sew down the open side of your runner.

Step 3:

Sew again down the closed side of your runner leaving about a 1/2" to 3/4" seam allowance for the fringe.

Step 4:

Measure 12" up from the ends of your runner and sew it across the 17" to sort of close off the ends (this is how long your fringe on the ends will be) Do this on both sides.

Step 5:

Pull out all the fibers that run width wise across the fabric from the bottom of the ends up to the point that you sewed in step 4.

Step 6:

You should be left with the fringe hanging down and now its time to tie the knots in the fringe. Section off the fringe so that you have lots of little sections that you can tie off.

Step 7:

If you want to add the beads, take two fibers from the middle of your mini sections and cris-cross them through the bead. Push the bead to the top of the fringe.

Step 8:

Tie off that mini section with a simple knot. Repeat this for all the fringe and you are done with the fringe!

Step 9:

On the side of your runner that was the "closed" side in step 3, cut that so its no longer closed and make it into fringe by pulling out the fibers that run length wise.

You are done!! Yay!!

I am writing this late at night so if something doesn't make sense {Which is a strong possibility}, feel free to email me!

Next week I'm going to show you how to make the place mats to go along with this so be sure to come back!

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  1. It looks great and I love the colors of the beads you used.

    1. Thank you! Now I just have to find a way to stop the burlap from shedding...

  2. I love that you dressed up the burlap with some beads. This looks fantastic!

  3. Very nice! I really like the dangly beads. I hope you'll be linking up at Etcetorize this week~

  4. I am really starting to like burlap and I think I will steal this idea. I love the beads, that is a nice touch.

  5. Wow, this is great. I might have to try it! Janelle

  6. You did a fabulous job on this! I love it!! I'm visiting from Market Yourself Monday.

    {my simple messterpiece}

  7. It looks fabulous! I especially love the beads on it :)

  8. looks amazing, great job! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  9. I love the little charms; this turned out great! Thanks so much for linking it up to The fun In Functional; I can't wait to see the placemats!

  10. hi lauren,

    it looks nice..pretty good handmade table runner.


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