How to sew a table runner in 2-hours Nancy Zieman

Today we’re sharing a table runner that you can easily create in 2-hours—our kind of home décor project! Renaissance Ribbons, Silk Dupioni, and a little thread are all you’ll need. The ribbon is the unifying element in this design.

Fabric and Ribbon Supplies:

  • 1/2 yard of two coordinating colors of Silk Dupioni
  • 1 yard each of three ribbons
  • Monofilament thread 

We selected the ribbons first, fabric second. This collection of Renaissance Ribbons has five options, well, really seven. The narrow ribbons are reversible!

How to sew a table runner in 2-hours Nancy ZiemanCut and Stitch the Table Runner

  • Cut one 18″ x 48″ section for the center of the table runner (dark brown)
  • Cut two 18″ x 10″ sections from the lighter fabric (beige)
  • Serge or zigzag the edges.
  • Pin the lighter fabrics to each end of the darker center fabric, matching the 18″ cut edges.
  • Stitch a 1/4″ seam; press.
  • Cut the ribbons in half, creating 18″ lengths.
  • Position and topstitch the ribbons over the seam. Use monofilament thread in the needle.

Oops, we forgot to take a photo of the table runner before turning and stitching the hem. Please visualize the table runner as a flat piece of fabric! 

How to sew a table runner in 2-hours Nancy Zieman

Miter the Corners of the Table Runner

The instructions will result in a 1″ hem.

  • Measure and mark 2″ from each side of all corners on the wrong side of the fabric.

How to sew a table runner in 2-hours Nancy Zieman

  • Place a strip of tape, such as Sewer’s Fix-It Tape, on the wrong side of the fabric between the two marks, extending the tape at each end.

How to sew a table runner in 2-hours Nancy Zieman

  • Fold the corner to a point, right sides together, aligning the marks and the tape.
  • Stitch from mark to mark, following the tape.

How to sew a table runner in 2-hours Nancy Zieman

  • Trim the seam to 1/4″; remove the tape.

How to sew a table runner in 2-hours Nancy Zieman

  • Turn mitered corners right side out. Fold up and press the remaining 1″ hem edges of the table runner. Topstitch 3/4″ from the folded edges.
  • Your table runner is complete. Find more time-saving sewing tips like this one in The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew blogs.
  • The size will be approximately 18″ x 48″.

How to sew a table runner in 2-hours Nancy Zieman

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Happy Stitching!

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