Hi Friends…….I hope you are having a fantastic week. How about you?
Today I wanted to show you my latest burlap creation. It’s a table runner with fringe.
I am a big fan of burlap for two main reasons:
1). The price.
2.) It is so versatile. It can be dressed up or dressed down.
This is a view of the cream colored burlap.
I really like the look of the fringe. Don’t you?
Here is what you will need:
Burlap (color Oatmeal or Cream)
I normally do not wash my burlap material but I know others that do, so I thought I would give it a try.
For me, I like working with unwashed burlap material.
I found that the burlap ravels and tangles badly when washed so from now on I will not wash it first.
After washing I ironed it with a steam iron to smooth out the wrinkles. As you can see it raved quite a bit but that was ok because I wanted to create a fringe.
Next cut out your material the width and length you need.
Measure & Cut
Measure your table length and add 24″ to that.
Example: My table measured 6 ft. so I actually needed 8 ft piece. So I just rounded it up and got 3 yds. = 9 ft.
Most runners are between 16- 20 wide so no problem, since burlap usually comes in at least 45″ wide or more.
Cut out the length and width you want your runner to be, adding 2 inches to the width to allow for turning undersides to finish.
For example, I cut my material 20″ Wide x 8′ Length and when finished it was 18″W x 8’L.
Now turn the long sides over 1/2 inch on each long side and iron.
The long edges can be sewn or you can use heat bond tape which works well.
I have heard from some of my readers that they like some projects that do not require sewing so I am showing this project as a non-sewing requirement.
Apply heat bond tape along the long turned over edge.
Once completely cooled, remove paper backing. You should now see the adhesive.
Turn over the edge again and iron to finish the edges.
Ravel out the burlap on the short ends to about 6 inches.
I really enjoy making these Burlap Runners……
Do you think you will make your own burlap runner?
Thanks for stopping by. I would love to hear from you and let me know how your table runner turns out.