Thursday, March 7, 2013

Ruffled Burlap Table Runner {Sewing Tutorial}

Lucky for me, I have a few great blogging friends who agreed to help me out until my laptop troubles can be sorted out...hoping today's the day! The very lovely and talented Chelsea from Two Twenty One is here today to share a sewing tutorial: how to make a Ruffled Burlap Table Runner, step-by-step.

Take it away, Chelsea!

Hey, Serenity Now readers! I'm Chelsea from Two Twenty One, where I share my latest home improvement projects, furniture makeovers, crafts, recipes, home decor and season decor ideas. I'm stopping by to share my ruffled burlap table runner with you. 

 This was a crazy easy project. Pretty cheap too-- about $10.
I started by cutting the burlap. I wanted it to hang over the edge of our dining room table so I cut it to size.
Then I got to work on the ruffles. I bought a yard of white muslin and cut two 5 inch strips. But after making one ruffle I realized that one yard wasn't enough. Drats. So I headed back to JoAnn's and bought 3 yards of white muslin and cut two 5 inch strips. Again.
I grabbed a needle and thread and started a running stitch. You can skip the needle and thread, and do this with your sewing machine. However, mine needed to be serviced so needle and thread it was.
I pulled the thread to bunch up the fabric, making the ruffles. I used an end of my runner to be sure that my ruffle was the correct length. I planned on sewing the ruffle to the burlap but the impatient side of me came out, and I decided to go with my trusty hot glue gun. I put a dot of glue every inch or so. It worked perfectly.

What do you think of my St. Patrick's Day/spring centerpiece display? I kept some thrifty hurricanes from our wedding, so I pulled them out and threw in some candles and split peas.
Have you taken a ride on the blogland burlap bus? What'd ya make?

Thank you, Chelsea! I love your style.

Actually, a burlap table runner just like this is on my "to make" list! I have a burlap table runner,  but I've desperately been wanting one with ruffles like Chelsea's.

If you haven't checked out Two Twenty One before, you simply must stop by and tell Chelsea I sent you. Her blog is full of inspiring projects and beautifully photographed decor. I am in love with her recent Home Office Makeover.


  1. Thanks for having me, Amanda! I hope your charge comes today!

  2. I love the ruffle idea. Such a fun way to add a little pizazz.

  3. so cute! i love the peas idea too!

  4. Chelsea's tutorial was very clear and interesting. I feel like ruffles could make their way to my cottage, now! Thanks.

  5. Love how you added the ruffle to the runner! It gives it a little something extra:) I also LOVE your candle display, very St. Patty's Day!!!

  6. I love the runner (especially because its the kind of sewing I can take on) I have to give a little nod though to the peas in the hurricanes for st. patty's. I LOVE IT! Super cute!

  7. I love the ruffle with the burlap! I just bought a roll of burlap to make a table runner...maybe I need to add a ruffle to mine too:)


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