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Friday, June 8, 2012

burlap table runner

I really, really love this project!  I am seeing burlap all over pinterest http://pinterest.com/jenni_swenson1/ lately.  I decided to try to make my own.  Warning... this project is MESSY.  Burlap sheds all over while you are cutting and sewing it.  
I bought 3 yards of burlap and cut it in half width wise.  I have enough for 2 table runners.  
I folded the fabric under all the way around and used a zigzag stitch for a hem.  I used pink thread because I wanted it to show up.  I've seen these with the edges frayed and those are cute too.

Next I cut out 45 inch by 6 inch strips of fabric for the ruffles.  I added a little trim to each...

used a running stitch and gathered it...

and sewed the ruffles on.  

It is going to look so cute on my desert table...can't wait to use it!


  1. I love it!!!The trim used is very pretty!!!When I sew I have an issue with the gathering part...don't know why?....TFS

  2. Very cute colors! I learned from my 4th grade teacher: Dessert, two S's like Strawberry Shortcake! Have a fun weekend!


  3. Very cute! I hate gathering, but a short, straight run across a runner should pose no problem. I think I would probably use bleached drop cloth fabric for mine instead of burlap. Thanks for the cute idea! =D

  4. Love this...Love the pompoms combined with the burlap.
    I have a long farm table that needs a little pick-me-up...Now, I know just what it needs...A nice long runner!
    Thanks for the inspiration, Jenni!