a little creamy table runner.
This is my first attempt at sewing a ruffle – so I was a little scared.
Scared of….a ruffle…how crazy is that??
So took deep breath & went for it -
These are very precise directions that you’ll have to follow directly in order to replicate --- not!
Although I think it turned out pretty darn cute…if I do say so myself.
Especially since I really had no idea what I was doing…
shhhhh…don’t tell anyone.Here’s how I made it:
I cut a rectangle of cotton linen that I thought would fit my table – totally eyeballed it.
Brought it to the big scary sewing machine – wwoooooohahaha
Cut two strips of fabric about 1 1/2 times the length of the short sides of the runner (the ends)
Folded them in half the long way & pressed
Basted the open side with long stitches & pulled the threads to make the ruffle
Pinned the right sides of the runner & the ruffle together
This next one is an important step in the creative process --
Yell at the sewing machine when thread gets stuck & wadded into a big messy ball (not quite the look I was going for) so just cut the mess off & proceeded – what’s the phrase?…
Keep Calm & Carry On!ok sorry for that little diversion but remember I’m just putting this together as I go along (I don’t actually know what I’m doing! For all you real seamstresses out there – close your eyes!) --
Stitched the ruffle to the runner ends
Yippeee!! I did it!
And I actually LOVE how it looks!
I just adore it – every time I walk by – it just makes me smile & it met my intention of lightening up the room both in color & whimsy!!
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