Last year I shared how to make Ticking Tassels and Cutlery Pocket Napkins for my Christmas Table. In addition, I shared a DIY Table Runner but didn’t share exactly how to make it.
Because of popular request, here is the Easy Christmas Table Runner Tutorial with exact details on how to make one for yourself.
This tutorial would work for any season by just changing the fabrics.
Christmas Table Runner Supplies
- 2 yds of Plaid Fabric
- 1/2 yds ticking stripe fabric
- wooden beads
Table Runner Tutorial
First, determine the length you need for your table. I decided 72 inches for the plaid fabric with a 2 1/2 inch stripe ticking attachment at both ends.
Cut your plaid fabric approx. 14 inches wide and fray the edges.
In order to prevent the fabric from fraying more, you will want to run a single stitch along the fray line with a sewing machine.
You can see the single stitch below.
Next attach the 2 1/2 inch ticking fabric to both ends of the runner. You can attach one on top of the other because this seam will be hidden.
Tassels for Christmas Table Runner
You will want to make 14 tassels using strips of ticking fabric and wooden beads. You can see the details for making the tassels here.
The entire tassel for this project needs to be approx. 8 inches long.
Secure the tassels to the runner at the plaid and ticking attachment line.
Cut 2 pieces of plaid fabric 14 inches wide and approx. 1 inch long.
With a zigzag stitch on your sewing machine, cover over the seam and attached tassels.
This is what the tassels look like once attached.
Combined with the cutlery pocket napkins, this makes for a beautiful and festive Christmas Table Setting.
You can see the tutorial for the napkins on this post.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Kim | Shiplap and Shells
Saturday 27th of November 2021
This is the cutest table runner Rachel! You always have the best ideas.
Monday 29th of November 2021
KIm, Thanks so much.