Halloween Table Runner
For easy Halloween decorations to make on your own, a Halloween table runner is a great idea! A custom table runner will make your table the center of attention!
You don't have to be a perfect seamstress to make your own Halloween table runner. Make this a fun sewing project! A table runner is a great table decorating idea because it just helps show off your decorations. Let's get started on this project!
Of all of the Halloween decorations to make, this one isn't too bad on the pocket book! These are the supplies you will need:
2 1/2 yards of orange burlap
black and orange buttons
1/2 yard of black Halloween web sheer fabric
1 yard of cotton dot fabric.
These are two of my favorite products. I love Magic Starch! It is a light spray to help your ironing go perfectly, and it smells wonderful.
Fraycheck is used to keep your ribbon from fraying once you have made a cut.
Measure the length of your table, and how long you would like your runner to hang down off the edges. Add an inch for your seam allowance. I like my runner to be 18". Whatever width you would like your runner to be, just add an inch for your seam allowance.
Next, you want to cut your dotted fabric strips. I cut my strips 2"wide. Sew your strips together, press your seams and then fold in half and press again.
Sew your dotted fabric onto both sides of your runner.
Now you are ready to attach your sheer black web fabric! Cut your fabric in half, and then sew a shirt-tail hem.
Gather your sheer and attach it to both ends of your runner.
Now you are ready to sew the top and bottom of your table runner together. Be sure to pin your ruffle out of the way. It is easy to get it caught in the seam. ( Okay, I did it twice!)
Leave about a 5 inch opening for turning. Now turn it right side out. Press your table runner.
Now, since this is a "holiday" table runner, I cheated and hot glued my seam closed. (I think I just heard my mom hit the floor.)
Now the fun part of this Halloween decorating idea: attaching the ribbon and buttons!
Attach your ribbon exactly on the seam where the sheer web fabric meets the burlap. Once you have cut your ribbon, use your Fraycheck.
Next, attach your black buttons. Use as many as you want! Just space them out evenly. Then glue on your orange buttons! It is that easy!
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