(Closed) Easy Burlap or similar Tablecloths?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I made bulap runners for my tables.  I bought my fabric from JoAnnes for about $3-4 a yard. (50% off with coupon!)  I ended up using 30 yards and got 16 runners (about 2 ft by 7 or 8 feet) and 2 longer ones for the head table and cake table.  I also used some of the burlap for bunting and other projects.

 I suggest buying burlap you can look at in person.  Another bee on here mentioned the burlap she bought was too loose, and she was having a difficult time working with it. Also I bought some burlap ribbon for my invitations and had the same problem.  I made it work, but would have never been able to sew with that burlap!   

Also are you planning on adding a hem in the tableclothes?  Just a warning the sewing a hem into burlap is a B-I-T-C-H.  It took me a couple days to complete mine.  They look a lot nicer though then they did before ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 5
46263 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@jymdrw:  If you have to seam the tablecloths to get the width you need, it will look much better if there isn’t a seam down the mddle.

To do this you have the two lengths of fabric that you need, then cut one of them lengthwise down the middle. Place one of the narrower pieces on each side of the 40″ wide piece and sew a seam down each side.

Post # 7
44 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

I made burlap runners (just finished last night!), without sewing hems or anything. I ordered 2 rolls of burlap from burlapfabric.com and measured the length I needed, and then cut each one straight across. I tied the ends with ribbon. I liked the look of an unfinished edge, but I did trim it to be less frayed and more even. It was a super cheap way to do it. They have rolls in all different sizes. 

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