How To Sew A Table Runner {A-Z Series, “T”}

One of my favorite things to sew and then use to add a little holiday or seasonal cheer to my kitchen and home, are table runners. They are easy and come together really fast so consequently I have a lot! HaHa! Today, my cute friend Natalie from The Creative Mom is sharing a super fast, easy, and terrific table runner for her A-Z series letter “T” assignment! This table runner is creative, simple and perfect for everyday use or with holiday themed trim perfect for all of your upcoming holiday festivities! Enjoy!

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Hey there! It’s Natalie, from The Creative Mom.

My letter for the A-Z Crafting Series is “T”!! And I’m so excited to share with you a SIMPLE tutorial for how to sew a table runner.

When I say this project is simple, I mean it! You could easily finish this project in one naptime, unless your child is boycotting naps, like mine… in that case, let the kids run free and wreak havok for an hour while you whip this baby up! I promise you’ll have it done in no time!

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This table runner will really add a lot of personality to a space, especially if you add two of my favorite things to each end like I did: ric rac and pom pom trim.

These trims are drool-worthy, guys. They add so much personality and totally finish off the project.

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I love the way my table runner turned out. It looks super cute on my dining room table, under my
Planter Box Centerpiece.

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It was so easy to sew, I actually made a mini version for my side table, and I love it just as much as my full-sized kitchen table runner, maybe even more…cause miniature things are always so cute!

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 Here’s how to sew a table runner.

Please note, these instructions will make a finished table runner about 14 inches wide by 7 feet long. However, with the supply list, you have enough fabric to make THREE 7 foot table runners. If you are planning on making 3, make sure you have enough stabilizer, ric rac, and trim for each table runner. Also, make sure to measure your table first, and adjust the dimensions to fit your space.

Aqua Ric Rac Table Runner White Pom Pom

Supplies:

2.5 yards of fabric (mine is by Moda “Big Dots“)
2.5 yards iron-on stabilizer (interfacing)
2 yards ric rac
1 yard pom pom trim.
Scissors, pins, measuring tape, sewing machine, thread

Instructions:

Start by cutting your fabric. You will cut your fabric in thirds length wise. If your fabric is 45 wide, like most fabrics, you will end up with 3 pieces of fabric, about 15 inches wide by 2.5 yards.

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Cut a piece of stabilizer the same size. (Make sure your stabilizer or interfacing is iron-on.)

How To Sew A Table Runner {A-Z Series, "T"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Then iron the backside of your fabric to the stabilizer or interfacing, following the instructions on the package.

How To Sew A Table Runner {A-Z Series, "T"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Now it’s time to finish the edges. Just fold the edges over 1/4 of an inch. Then fold them over again. This will give you a nice, finished edge.

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As my mother always says, iron and pin along the way, it’ll save you a lot of trouble unpicking seams!

How To Sew A Table Runner {A-Z Series, "T"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Then sew a straight stitch to finish the edges.

How To Sew A Table Runner {A-Z Series, "T"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
You could stop here and have a finished table runner… also, it would be a boring table runner. So go the extra mile and add some pom pom trim and some ric rac. It’ll make everything in your life a little more fun!

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Just top stitch a 17 inch long length of pom pom trim on the end of your runner, folding the edges of the trim over to the back. Then scoot over a few inches and do the same with your ric rac. My rows of ric rac are about 3 and 4 inches from the edge.

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I sewed my pom pom trim and my ric rac on one end (I just eyeballed where I wanted it to go). Then I folded my table runner in half, and pinned my ric rac in place so it matched the other end.

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And that’s it! You’ve got yourself a finished table runner! It wasn’t that hard, now, was it?

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Please make sure to check out my other projects I’ve made for the Ribbon Retreat:

The Jumbo Bag
Soft and Cuddly Minky Blankets

And visit me on my blog, where I am always inspiring you to do it yourself.


Thank you Natalie for sharing this tantalizingly tasty table runner that is so so cute and the perfect project for adding a little color and spice to your kitchen table! Make sure to check out more of Natalie’s terrific tutorials on her blog The Creative Mom. This girl is totally talented and really fun too! Make sure to hop over and say hello!

Are you also in love with cute table runners and adding some holiday cheer to your kitchen table with them? Here are a few more fabulous table runners that you are also sure to love…

HOLIDAY Strip Table Runner Tutorial - Use lots of fun fabrics to create fun table runner, perfect for any holiday! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Ruffled Table Runner Tutorial (HALLOWEEN) - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Star Table Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
What is your favorite holiday to decorate for? They are right around the corner you know! Wahooo!
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2 Comments

  1. Posted August 24, 2014 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    Nice!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow morning that links to your tutorial:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-make-a-table-runner/2014/08/25/
    –Anne

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      Posted August 25, 2014 at 9:09 am | Permalink

      Hi Anne! Awesome, thank you so much for featuring this adorable Table Runner! I can’t wait to see it on your blog! Thank you again and have a wonderful day Anne! Michelle :)

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