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Easy Christmas Table Runner Tutorial

Would you like a creative one-of-a-kind table runner for the Christmas holidays? I’m sharing a step-by-step tutorial so that you can make your own.

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 requests, 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.

Determine the length for your Christmas Table Runner by measuring your table.

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.

Fray edges of the plaid table runner

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.

Close up view of the attachment

This is what the tassels look like once attached.

DIY Christmas Table Runner in Plaid and Ticking Stripe

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.

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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.