11.21.2011

vintage inspired table runner tutorial

i made a table runner for a baby shower i hosted last week and thought it was too simple not to share.
so if you're looking for a little something pretty for your thanksgiving table, here's a fun idea.
 (i layered mine with my favorite table runner from here and a homemade polka dot table cloth)
 my runner took about 1 hour, start to finish, including unpicking!

You will need:
2/3 yd. fabric
6-7 yds. trim
(The fabric I used is called Sophie Nosegay by Chez Moi for Moda. 
The trim is also from Moda, a crocheted ricrac.)

First, cut your fabric into two-12" strips.
Next, trim the selvages off.
Sew the two strips together along the short side to create one long piece, about 12"x90"
Press the seam and finish the raw edges.
You can trim the strips down to be a shorter runner depending on the size of your table.
Finish the edges of the runner. 
I did a rolled hem on my serger, but you could also turn the edges under and stitch if you don't have a serger.
Sew the trim to the top of the runner
as close to the edge as possible. 
I used a zig zag stitch with red thread so it blended in with the crochet trim.
On the corners I folded the trim together and kinda bunched it up
then stitched it down so it would turn nicely and lay flat(ish)
When you get all the way around your runner, just stitch the edges of the trim together and you're done!
A pretty vintage inspired runner to dress up your table!

1 comment:

Kristin said...

yay!! you found the crochet trim, it's so pretty!!