Looking for a table runner sewing tutorial? We’ve provided a video tutorial and also detailed step-by-step instructions so that you can sew your own reversible table runner today. Check it out now!
How to Sew a Reversible Table Runner
Table runners protect the dining table and other furniture in your home. They also help make your dining room eye-catching, especially if the table is accented with attractive color combinations. Your choice of fabrics and colors for your table runner will add personality to any room.
What you’ll need
- Two 1/2 yard pieces of fabric
Step 1. Measure the fabric
Pre-wash your fabric first and iron it before taking the measurements.
Step 2. Cut the fabric
Cut out the fabric to your desired dimensions. Clara cut a 54 x 16 inches piece of each fabric.
Step 3. Pin the fabric
Pin the fabric together with the right sides facing each other.
Step 4. Create pointed ends
- To create pointed ends, make a mark in the center of the width of your fabric.
- Then measure down 4 inches on the sides and mark.
- Draw lines from the side mark to the center marks.
- Cut to create the point.
Step 5: Sew the fabric together
Sew around all the edges with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Leave a 5 inch opening on one of the long sides of the runner.
Backstitch at the beginning and end of your stitches.
Step 6. Trim the corners
Careful not to cut into the stitching. This helps to remove bulk at the corners.
Step 7. Turn the table runner right side out at the opening
Step 8. Iron the table runner
Iron the seams to flatten them by opening the seam and then iron. Fold it back and iron again to create a sharp edge.
Step 9. Hand-stitch the opening
Hand-stitch the opening, then close with an invisible stitch.
Step 10. Finish sewing
Finally, top stitch 1/4 of an inch in from the outer edge of the runner to secure all the pieces and create a finished look.
Make your home more beautiful with your own sewing creations like this reversible table runner. Get creative and start sewing!
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