DIY Table Runner No Sew (Easy Tutorial)

This DIY table runner no sew is the perfect crafty diy project to get a start on your home decorating for any holiday season. I’ll show you how easy and simple it is to make that anyone can make one within minutes!

My mom loves table runners… I like them but mom LOVES them LOL. She wanted a simple and easy diy one to give some life to her dining table over at her vacation house in Miami.

DIY No-Sew Table Runner cover

Since we don’t have a sewing machine over there, I made this super cute and easy table runner no sew for her. 

You won’t believe how awesomely easy LOL.

I really love how it looks on the table and the orchids give just the right touch to make the place so warm and homey!

general view of diy able runner no sew on the table and decorated

How to Make a DIY Table Runner NO SEW

I agree with my mom and table runners do dress up a table, they look a lot more elegant even when they are rustic. Since this house is a vacation one, I decided to go for summer color.

This project can be done in minutes, I literally with photos and all finished it in less than an hour and I love how it turned out.

Supplies: 

  • The fabric of your choice (at least 15 Inches longer than the length of your table and 24 inches wide)
  • Fusible tape – Double-sided iron-on fabric adhesive
  • 2 safety pins

Tools

  • Fabric scissors or rotary cutter
  • Measuring tape
  • Iron
  • Ruler
  • Fabric magic markers Mark-B-Gone
view of supplies neded to make the diy table runner no sew

Instructions:

Step 1: Cutting the Fabric

I cut 60 inches (1,5 m.) long by 24 inches (60 cm.) wide piece of fabric and folded in half lengthwise, yours should meet your table’s length. Make sure the right sides are together.

view of fabric

Using your hot iron, press it and draw a triangle on both ends to create the pointy end of the table runner.

TIP: Find the center of the end of the table runner, and mark it. Then on both sides mark 2 to 3 Inches down. Connect both sides with the center point and you are done.

ruler, pen and fabric image

Cut along the lines leaving a margin of 0,4 Inches (1 cm.).

view of scissor and fabric cut

Step 2: Creating the table runner

Iron the borders of the fabric to the inside as if you were making a hem.

image of fabric edge ironing
view of fabric edge folded

Once all your ends are ironed, fold the table runner again but with the wrong sides together.

image of the fabric on another

Step 3: Applying the Iron-on adhesive tape

I recommend always reading and following the Iron-on tape’s instructions. However, here’s how I did it.

Apply the iron-on adhesive on one folded hem on the back side of the fabric and iron it for 2-3 seconds.

Wait until it cools.

image of the iron-on adhesive being ironed onto the folded fabric

Then peel off the paper liner carefully. if the adhesive comes off, put it back and iron it for a couple more seconds.

image of peeling off the paper liner

Place the other side of the table runner on top, and align the edges well. Press and hold the iron for 8 seconds on each section until the entire piece was bonded.

And the main piece of the table runner is done!!!

view of the finished piece

Step 4: The decoration

This step is optional, you can totally leave it as is or you can add other types of decoration like ribbons, tassels, etc.

Cut many strips of the same fabric (you can make it with another fabric) and made 2 bunches.

view of scissor,  safety pins and fabric strip

Knott one by one to the safety pins until they look like pom-poms.

view of safety pins and fabric strip
image of safety pins with some fabric strips
image of safety pins ready with fabric strips

Finally, pin the safety pins to both ends of the table runner on the side that will not be visible.

view of applied the safety pins to both ends of the table runner

Here you go!… Put it on your table, add a cute vase with fresh flowers and enjoy.

A simple and cute table runner no sew. =D

You can also add some more details!!!

DIY Table Runner no sew close view
close up of the diy Table Runner no sew

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of a table runner?

Well, to put it in a simple way, table runners give your table settings color, and texture and provide a feeling of elegance, style, and tradition. Also, can bring seasons to your table. They’re a great way to dress up your kitchen or dining room table and keep things clean. In my opinion, it’s more like a decoration thing than having a specific purpose.

Can a table runner be shorter than the table?

Usually, a table runner should hang over each side of the table where the ends fall. This is a lot more aesthetically pleasing to the eyes than a runner that stops where the table ends or is slightly shorter than the table. The amount of hang should be the same on both sides and can vary, just like the drop length of a tablecloth. But, at the end of the day, there are no strict rules, it’s all about how it looks and how you style it. I’ve used shorter ones and they look pretty too.

What are fusible tape alternatives?

Fusible Tape. This sewing alternative is used to adhere fabrics together with pre-cut, double-sided strips of tape and an iron. Fusible Web. Adheres fabrics together and can be cut to size. Fusible Adhesive. Similar to fusible tape and comes in sewable and no-sew varieties on a roll much like fabric. Fabric Glue.
It’s for a permanent bond that is machine washable and fabrics sensitive to heat.

Is fusible tape permanent?

In most cases, yes. While using fusible tape is a quick alternative to sewing a hem or attaching fabric pieces together in place, it is permanent and cannot be removed. I advise you to always read instructions and information from the manufacturers.

Can iron-on fusible tape be washed?

Fusible tape is used for clothing and fabric items where a permanent no-sew hem is required. It is placed under the hem and ironed to activate the glue. This special tape can be washed and lasts extremely well.

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Easy No-Sew Table Runner

DIY Table Runner No Sew Tutorial

Camila Rojas
This DIY table runner no sew is the perfect crafty project to get a start on your home decorating. I'll show you how easy and simple it is to make that anyone can make one within minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Crafting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Category DIY & Craft
Topic Easy Crafts, home decor, Sewing
Pieces 1 piece

Tools

  • scissors
  • Measuring tape.
  • Iron
  • Ruler
  • Fabric magic markers Mark-B-Gone

Supplies
  

  • The fabric of your choice at least 15 Inches longer than your table and 24 inches wide
  • Fusible tape – Double-sided iron-on fabric adhesive
  • 2 safety pins

Instructions
 

STEP 1: CUTTING THE FABRIC

  • I cut 60 inches (1,5 m.) long by 24 inches (60 cm.) wide piece of fabric and folded in half lengthwise, yours should meet your table’s length. Make sure the right sides are together.
  • Iron it and draw a triangle on both ends to create the pointy end of the table runner.
  • TIP: Find the center of the end of the table runner, and mark it. Then on both sides mark 2 to 3 Inches down. Connect both sides with the center point and you are done.
  • Cut along the lines leaving a margin of 0,4 Inches (1 cm.).

STEP 2: CREATING THE TABLE RUNNER

  • Iron the borders of the fabric to the inside as if you were making a hem.
  • Once all your ends are ironed, fold the table runner again but with the wrong sides together.

STEP 3: APPLYING THE IRON-ON ADHESIVE TAPE

  • I recommend always reading and following the Iron-on tape’s instructions. However, here’s how I did it.
  • Apply the iron-on adhesive on one folded hem on the back side of the fabric and iron it for 2-3 seconds.
  • Wait until it cools.
  • Then peel off the paper liner carefully. if the adhesive comes off, put it back and iron it for a couple more seconds.
  • Place the other side of the table runner on top, and align the edges well. Press and hold the iron for 8 seconds on each section until the entire piece was bonded.
  • And the main piece of the table runner is done!!!

STEP 4: THE DECORATION

  • This step is optional, you can totally leave it as is or you can add other types of decoration like ribbons, tassels, etc.
  • Cut many strips of the same fabric (you can make it with another fabric) and made 2 bunches.
  • Knott one by one to the safety pins until they look like pom-poms.
  • Finally, pin the safety pins to both ends of the table runner on the side that will not be visible.
  • Here you go!… Put it on your table, add a cute vase with flowers and enjoy.
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What do you think? Do you like table runners as much as mi mom??? How do you like them?

Til' next time...

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