Post # 1
after a glass or two of wine the other night, i thought about diy-ing some table runners. i’ve looked very casually for patterned runners in my wedding colors (navy and apple green), but have had no luck. i’d really prefer to use white linens with an interesting runner, rather than a plain solid color.
do you think making your own table runners is too big of a task for someone who has no experience or access to a sewing machine?
Post # 3
You should be able to find some iron on hem stuff… I’m not a sewer so I can’t remember exactly what it’s called but I do know that they have stuff like that and it doesn’t seem to be too difficult to use at all.
Seems like an easy enough project. Maybe visit your local fabric shop and ask about it there… I don’t know a lick about sewing but when I went in to ask some questions they were REALLY helpful =)
Post # 4
Yes, if the fabric you use responds well to it, you can use that iron on hem. And, if your heart isn’t 100% set on table runners, I suggest some pretty bunching of fabric. Then there’s no hem and you save some time and cash!
Post # 5
@runsyellowlites: The product I’m familiar with is Stitch Witchery but there may be other brands out there.
@katiesee: You’ve got plenty of time, it seems, before your wedding so I say go for the DIY–just start as soon as you find the fabric you want and be looking now. For a 1-time-use runner you can do a simple, single-fold hem along the edges with a very simple straight stitch and be done.
Depending on the style of your wedding, a pinked edge (acheived with pinking shears–heavy scissors that cut a zig-zag) can look cute and informal and won’t fray (no sewing required!). Or you could use a fabric glue to attach ribbon to the cut edges for a pretty, sealed edge with (again) no sewing required!