Wednesday, April 27, 2011

DIY no sew table runner

I've been feeling a little crafty lately and recently T and I hit our our not-so-local Jo-Ann Fabric.  We were on a really far away errand - don't remember what - but found ourselves buying a lot of fabric.  This is just one of the projects - more soon!

I decided to make a DIY no sew fabric table runner.  I've been lusting after beauties at Crate and Barrel after realizing they look perfect on our table since I got one on clearance after Christmas.  I wanted to make one cheaper than $40.  Enter gorgeous fabric! 

grab a yard (or 2) of your favorite bright cheery fabric.  buy way more than you need.  check.

measure out 16" x 62".  The actual dimensions will be 14" x 60" so leave one on every side for the 'hem'.  Yours could be longer than 60" but we have a 4 person table so it's kinda short. 
use no sew fabric hemming tape to achieve perfect edge.  Turn your iron on medium and line the folded over edge of the fabric with the hemming tape.  This stuff works quick!  Only 3 seconds on each side and your done!  Of course it took a while since it was 60" on each long end. 

*Yes my iron lights up cool colors - each color helps you realize what material it's good for/the heat temperature.  Also it has beeping noises to let you know when you've 'preheated' the sucker.  It's cool like that.*
Look at those perfect clean edges.  Note: I didn't wash the fabric before crafting like I was suppose to.  I'm not planning on licking this or anything... so it'll be fine!

See how I got the last corners done.  Use a little extra no sew hem tape if needed.  Try and get that edge to not overlap on the outside of the fabric - thus not seeing it right side up. 

Check out the finished product!

7 comments :

  1. That looks so great! I love the contrast of the fabric and the table! Really dresses up the table too!

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  2. I love the fabric! It's also a really great idea to use up fabric scraps from when you hem curtains!

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  3. This is exciting! Sewing might be the one craft I can't stand, but I've never tried hemming tape! woo hoo, there is hope yet!

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  4. wow! those edges look fantastic, i need to take a look at hemming tape!

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  5. Looks great! I just got some no sew tape and some fabric to make Euro Shams, reupholster a seat and some other stuff. :)

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  6. loving the idea of no-sew!! esp since i dont have a sewing machine. the end product looks great :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  7. This is super cute. I am NOT the craftiest person in the world, but I think I could actually *DO* a project like this!

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