Yesterday, I left you in suspense with what I was going to do with my fun new fabric...well, check it out:
Here is my new, reversible, autumn table runner :). If you're interested in making one yourself, you should TOTALLY do it because it was as easy as could possibly be! All I did was measure my old table runner to see what my dimensions should be. I then added 1 inch to those numbers to account for my 1/2" seams that I would be sewing.
What you need:
2 fabrics (I bought 2.5 yards because I plan on making matching place mats) and thread to match both of your fabrics. (If you'd like to make matching place mats also, go on ahead and buy interfacing to go in between the fabrics)
What you do:
1. Cut your fabric so that you have 2 rectangles of the exact same size (I cut mine into 69"x40" rectangles)
2. Iron your fabric and then pin the 2 pieces together right sides facing each other.
3. Using a 1/2" set seam allowance, I sewed the 2 pieces together on all 4 sides leaving an approximate opening of about 3"along one side for turning.
4. I trimmed the seam allowances especially around the corners so that the fabrics would lay flatly on top of each other.
5. I then turned the cloth right side out and then carefully pressed all the seams nice and flat.
6. I pinned the opening close.
7. I made sure that my coordinating thread was the right color based on how I was going to sew my runner (I sewed with the ivory side on top so I made sure my ivory thread was on the top of my machine and my rust threaded bobbin was on the bottom).
8. I then topstitched approximately ¼" from finished edge around all four sides. When I did this, it closed the opening that was left for turning.
9. I put my new runner on my table and admired it on both sides! I couldn't be happier with this project - it was EASY!
If you are a visual learner and would like pictures, then I suggest you visit here because I made my runner exactly like I made these.
Are you wondering what I'm going to do with that green fabric from yesterday? Well, you'll have to come back and see :). I hope you guys have a fabulous weekend and get out there and get sewing!
I've entered this into the CSI Fall Challenge
And into the Fall Frenzy Party: