Want to add a touch of elegance to the dinner table for a special romantic occasion, or a Holiday, like Christmas? Instead of buying table runners, come up with your own idea on how make a custom one to fit your tableware and dishes that you will be using.
You can start by making a polyester or cotton table runner. For a table that will be 70 in/20in, you will need 2 ¼ yards of fabric that is 45 inches wide. You will need the same amount of fabric for the back part of the table runner as well. For the top layer of the table runner, you will need to measure out 71in/29in
For the measurements of the table runner, you will need a marking pen, a fabric cutting board, and a yard stick. Before you mark the fabric with the pen, you will need to fold the fabric in half to measure out the second pieces to make your measuring easier for you. For backing the fabric, you will need to measure out 71in/29 in of fabric. You will use your fabric pen to mark the center of each short end on both sides of the fabric. By using the yardstick, you will be drawing lines, to connect the center points of the fabric to the edge.
You will then use an iron, making sure that the edges of the fabric are firm and pointed, and that they will remain in place. If you have more than one table in your home and you would like to make two table runners for a bigger occasion, keep in mind that you would need twice the amount of fabric.
Next you will pin the front part of the table runner to the back part, making sure that the sides are running evenly together. You will need to then use a sewing machine to sew the ½ inch cut edges of the table runner to the other layer.
When you are finished sewing the table runner, use small buttons and sew them onto the corner edges of the table runner, about 1 1/1 inches away from the very tips. Use the buttons to hang tassels on the end of your table runners. You are done!
As you can see, it’s not all that hard to make your own table runners. With a little effort and some time on your hands you can have your very own custom table runner. Make it any color you want but make sure to make it perfect for the occasion. For example, a Christmas dinner party demands for a red table runner. Christmas table runners and generally holiday table runners will be an extremely attractive addition to your dining table.