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.
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!
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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.
- 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
- Fabric scissors or rotary cutter
- Measuring tape
- Fabric magic markers Mark-B-Gone
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.
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.
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 fresh flowers and enjoy.
A simple and cute table runner no sew. =D
You can also add some more details!!!
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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DIY Table Runner No Sew Tutorial
- Measuring tape.
- Fabric magic markers Mark-B-Gone
- 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
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.
Some other no-sew projects I love from my favorite bloggers:
- No Sew DIY Burlap Table Runner by Jenna Kate at Home.
- DIY No Sew Pillow Covers by Amy from Homey Oh My!
- How To Make a No Sew Sock Bunny from Home and Gardening Ideas
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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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What a beautiful table runner. Will be pinning this. Thanks for sharing at Let’s Get Real Friday Party.
Thank you so much!!!!
Fantastic tutorial. I love that it’s double sided and that the fringe is put on with a safety pin. Anyone can do this!
If you’re interested, I’d love to invite you over to Show Me Saturday. It’s a new link party collaboration a few of us gals started. Have a great weekend!
Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing! Pinning!
This is such a sweet table runner that looks simple to make, but provides a big impact. I love that it is no sew, too! Great job on this one!
This turned out to be so cute. I love the fabric.
I Love it!! Thanks for Sharing and I’m visiting from the DIY Sunday Showcase..Thrilled to have a new friend..Smiles.Cindy
awesome tutorial on how to make a no sew table runner! love the cloth you choose as well. Great idea to pin on the pom pom, easily removed or replaced with something else if desired. Love it!
I love no sew project! Thanks so much for linking this up to the Friday Frenzy!
So clever and I love the sunny yellow color. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. ♥
Thanks so much Katherine… Glad you like it! Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks so much!
This is beautiful, Cami! So simple, but adds so much to the room! Great job!
Yayy Thanks Kristi! So glad you like it! It was fun too make and my mom loved it! Thanks so much for your sweet visit!
Too cute and I love the bright yellow fabric you chose!
Thanks so much Christine! I’m so glad you like it! The fabric does bring so much light to the dinning =D!
This is so cute! I was looking for an idea for a baby shower I am throwing. I am not very crafty and definitely cannot sew but I am hoping I can pull this off. THanks!
The table runner looks great! I am no seamstress so I live and die by that iron on adhesive. Thanks so much for sharing at the Pinworthy Projects Party.
Great pattern and tutorial Cami! Since I don’t sew this is perfect for me. I can’t wait to see what great fall patterns they have at the craft store now. Thanks so much for sharing at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday party. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week, the party is live at 6 am est.
Maria @ Krafty Cards etc.
How cool and easy is this?! Thanks for sharing at this week’s All My Bloggy Friends! Enjoy your weekend! :)
Hi, the table runner that you made is so nice and you were really creative making it! I saw it on i gotta create.
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com
That’s a cute idea – I’m going to make one too! I will pin.. Julia
What a great idea! Your tutorial is really good too.Visiting you from In and Out of the Kitchen
Love the color and such cute fabric. Great tutorial and such a great idea for the tassel. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that will go live tomorrow afternoon. http://www.astrollthrulife.net Hugs, Marty
so cute and festive. love it! thanks for the tutorial.
Love this no-sew idea, but I”ve never used iron-on tape. Did you place it between the back side of the fabric and the folded-over edge, like double-sided tape? Thanks, Cute runner. Love the easy pom-poms!
This is so cute! I have been meaning to try a no-sew project forever now… probably since Pinterest first started!
Miss Cami, you had me at “no-sew”! I love it! And I love that I can make it without a sewing machine! Thanks so much for the tut!