Canvas Table Runner Tutorial

Dinner Time {canvas table runner}

canvas table runner


First I measured the size I wanted for my table. My table was longer than the canvas, so I added equally sized extra canvas to each end to create more length.
Then sewed my extra length to each end of the runner.
I ironed the seams before sewing to create a sharp, crisp line to sew along the length of my table runner.
Canvas is a stiffer quality fabric so instead of ruffles, I added a pleated accent to the short ends by using a longer thinner strip of fabric, pinning it into pleats and sewing it into place. Then sewed top side where the pleat meets the runner so it lays flat.
I love that it’s a just the size I wanted for my table. Perfect.
*I think I did my pleats backwards…but hopefully no one will notice. 😉  It’s still pretty!
I have an addiction to decorating with clocks lately. For fun decorative detail, I used fabric markers and a clock stencil to create a design to go with my Time to Eat, Pray, Love banner.
Here it is all done…
clock theme dining room

See more of my projects at The DIY Club.

farmhouse dining room,

The dining room…

farmhouse dining room

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