Do you want a beautiful, handmade table runner but don’t know how to sew? This no-sew felt table runner is the perfect project for you. The graphic shapes reflect today’s modern farmhouse trends. The neutral colors of tan and black will ensure that this felt table runner can be used from Thanksgiving and beyond. Buying a stylish runner like this one is pricey, but you can make one yourself in a snap, no sewing machine required!
Skill Level: Beginner
Completion Time: 1-2 Hours
YOU WILL NEED:
- 9” X 12” Sheet of Kunin Premium Felt in Black
- Burlap or linen table runner. You can buy one or simply buy a length of burlap to fit the length of your table.
- Leaves and Pods Pattern by Laura Bray (PDF)
- Embroidery needle and floss
- Craft glue
- Pom poms or yarn and pom pom maker. (Optional)
Use the Leaves and Pods Pattern to cut-out the shapes from black felt. In order to decide how many shapes to cut, I cut one of each shape, then laid them on my runner in a pleasing pattern. I measured the runner to see how many times I would need to repeat the pattern, then cut more shapes accordingly.
Once you have all your shapes cut out, arrange them all on the runner. You may want to move them around; the pattern does not have to repeat perfectly. Once you have the pattern design arranged on the runner, take a photo for reference.
Glue your felt leaves and pods to the felt table runner. I used a loose weave burlap fabric, so I laid my runner onto a plastic tablecloth so that the glue wouldn’t seep through the fabric onto my table. I kept my pattern on the runner and glued the pieces one at time. If you can’t do that, simply refer to the photo you took of your original design to get the placement right. Allow the glue to dry completely before you use the table runner.
I decided I wanted to add pom poms onto the ends of my runner. I made my own using a pom pom maker and yarn, but you can also buy pom poms at the store. Consider how you will use your table runner before you add pom poms. They can get in the way of your table setting! Pom poms are great for runners that will be decorative or if your table setting allows for them.
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt and Kunin® Premium felt non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.
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About Designer Laura Bray
Laura Bray lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, their daughter, and a guinea pig named Oreo. She loves to create beautiful and functional projects with felt and embroidery. To see more of her creations and to learn how to embroidery, visit her at http://laurabraydesigns.com