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How to make a Christmas table runner

Get into the Christmas spirit with this festive how-to tutorial for a Christmas table runner, designed to make an impact as you tuck into your turkey and roast potatoes.

This easy sewing project is perfect for beginners and can be done in a few short hours. Ideal for doing with children as well, try out this fun, festive craft and complete your Christmas décor with a cheerful, fabric table runner!

The fabrics we used we used was Sophie Allport’s Home for Christmas Grey but we have a wide collection of colourful Christmas fabrics in our festive collection here to suit all interior types.

What you will need: 

  • Sewing Needle and thread 
  • Main fabric  
  • Measuring tape 
  • Pins 
  • Pencil 
  • Scissors  
  • Sewing machine
Step1

Step1

Firstly, measure how long and wide your table runner will need to be, specific to your table’s requirements; then, cut out two rectangles, this will form the length and width of your table runner. 

 

Step 2:

Step 2:

Next, for the pointed ends, mark the centre of your fabric on each of the short sides and then measure 25cm down the fabric lengthways and mark on both sides. Using these marks, cut a straight line from both sides to the top.

 

Step 3

Step 3

Then, place to two pieces of fabric right sides together and pin around the edge and make sure to leave a gap.

 

Step 4

Step 4

Now, sew the edges together on your sewing machine and leave a quarter of an inch seam allowance. Afterwards, trim all the excess threads.

 

Step 5

Step 5

Using the gap, you have left, turn the table runner right side around before pinning the gap closed.

 

Step 6

Step 6

Finally, top stitch around all of the edges of the table runner on your sewing machine. 

Your Christmas table runner is now complete and ready to be used for all your festive dinners and lunches this Winter!

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