If any of you are familiar with today’s featured Contributor…the one and only Bev from Flamingo Toes, you are already excited to see this gorgeous project just by reading the title! This lady is fabulous, incredible, and crazy talented and everything she creates is lovely and always has a little taste of vintage! I can’t wait to make a table runner exactly like this beauty and lay it on my kitchen table for all of my holiday guests to enjoy! Let’s make one together…grab your burlap, lace and let’s get started! Enjoy!
Hello Ribbon Retreat readers! I am so excited to be here! My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes.
I have a fun and super easy project for you today! This sweet Lace and Burlap Runner is a perfect addition to your Fall table – it’s nice and neutral and has pretty little ruffles on each end that you can customize to match your colors and decor!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Runner!
Burlap Runner – or burlap fabric 11″ wide by the length you want for your table – mine is 66″ long
4 different types of lace, 2 yards each
Pom Pom Trim – 4 yards
Fabric for ruffles – you need 2 pieces 22″ x 4″ and 2 pieces 22″ x 6″
Begin by cutting your burlap to the length you want. These purchased runners are sold lots of places and are super easy to use. The ends are finished so there’s a lot less mess!
Lay out your lace in the order you want and begin sewing it on. Mine are spaced about 1 1/2″ apart.
Tip: You can use Washi Tape as a guide for your edges. This will keep your lace nice and straight.
Continue until all your lace strips are sewn on.
For the pom pom trim, lay the trim under the edge of the runner and sew in place down each long side.
Now if you don’t want to do the ruffles you can finish off your runner here – it’s so pretty already! All you’d need to do is sew under each short end. I just love the extra color the fabric adds though.
For each of your ruffle pieces hem the two short sides and the bottom. Sew a gathering stitch along the tops.
Line up the ruffles along the gathered edges and layer the short ruffle on top. Place the ruffles right sides together with the short side of the runner. Sew in place.
Flip the ruffle down and fold the seam up towards the runner. Sew about 3/8″ inside the seam on the runner side, sewing the seam to the back.
Press your runner – you might want to use a pressing cloth to protect your lace and pom pom trim. And that’s all there is too it!
Now you can add it to your table or a buffet! (Cute Pom Pom flowers are optional but highly recommended.) 🙂
I just love the contrast of that lace with the burlap!
I hope you give it a try!
Thank you Bev! I seriously love this fun table runner with the lace, pom pom trim and those adorable ruffles! This table runner would be so much fun for any holiday or season. It is also so easy to create, you could easily make two or ten in no time at all. They would make awesome gifts too! Wow…this table runner is just simply awesome! For more incredible projects by this talented lady, make sure to visit her at Flamingo Toes.
Table runners are some of my favorite home decor items. I am trying to make a different one for every month and this beauty is going to make a perfect addition to my collection. I can’t wait to get my lace, pom pom trim and fabric ready! The Ribbon Retreat has a great selection of lace and so many fun colors of pom pom trim! Make sure to check out all of your lace options by clicking HERE and our pom pom trim HERE!
Do you also love table runners either for yourself or to make and give away as gifts? With Christmas right around the corner, here are a few more fabulous runners that make perfect gifts for yourself or for a loved one!