I have been working on some fun Spring projects around here – and I can’t wait to show you the first one today!
I love using Vintage Linens in fun new ways – and this repurposed embroidered linen piece is perfect in my new Spring Table Runner!
This little runner looks so perfect on my entry way table. I pulled in the pretty, spring colors in the vintage piece and chose fabrics that would be bright and cheery!
The center is a gorgeous embroidered piece of linen I picked up at an antique store. It had some stains and holes in the center of the runner, so I thought I’d give it a fresh start. I love the pom pom edging too!
This is super easy to do too!
Ready for the Tutorial?
I’m going to give your fabric pieces/measurements for this runner – it is sized 35″ x 10″ (not including pom poms).
If you want a different size, or have a different sized vintage piece, you’ll have to adjust your measurements.
The Vintage Runner was 11″ wide.
I used the full width and cut it to 11″ tall.
The side fabrics were:
six 3″ x 11″ pieces (3 different fabrics)
two 5″ x 11″ pieces
two pieces of vintage lace – 3″ x 11″
two pieces 2″ x 11″
Backing Fabric 36″ x 11″
Pom poms – 2 2/3 yds
Woven Fusible Interfacing – 36″ x 11″
Begin by deciding what order you’d like your fabrics to be in, then cut out your pieces. On each side of the vintage center, the fabric pieces go in this order: 3″, 5″, 3″, 2″, 3″.
Sew the vintage lace on your large 5″ piece first. I just sewed a straight stitch on either side of the lace.
Sew each side of the runner together with 1/2″ seam allowances. Press the seams to one side.
Since my vintage runner had lace on either side that was in good shape, I wanted that to show. If you have the same, just overlap the runner 1/2″ on top of the inside fabric piece and sew down.
If you don’t have lace to show off, just do a regular seam with your vintage piece.
Repeat with the other side of the runner.
Iron your woven fusible interfacing to the back side of your pieced runner.
Sew your pom pom trim just inside the right side edges of the runner. Overlap the ends. The pom poms should point in towards the center.
Pin your backing and runner top together, right sides facing. Sew around all four edges, leaving about a 5″ opening for turning. Clip your corners and turn the runner right side out. Press the runner.
Sew the opening closed by hand. Put your new runner on your table and admire your handiwork. :)
I’d love to hear what you think!
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