Hello! Today I have a pretty burlap runner idea to share. With Fall fast approaching I’m gathering my decorations and deciding what goes where. I still have to buy a few mums, pumpkins and maybe some wood slices. I know burlap will have a place in my Fall decor. I love runners, they add such a great texture to any piece of furniture.
If you can find the burlap roll that’s 12-14″ wide it works really well for a runner. For my ruffled runner, I used burlap fabric and vintage sheets. I like using the vintage sheets for the ruffle because the edge is already finished and it makes the project go quicker. You can use any fabric for the ruffle, something with a pre-finished edge makes it easier!
Decided how long and wide you want your runner. The easiest way to cut burlap straight is to pull one thread out completely and then you cut along that blank space. I serged the two long sides to keep them from fraying, you could also cut the burlap wider and hem both long sides
For the ruffle, decide how long you want your ruffle to be, it should be two to three times wider so you have fabric to gather to make the ruffle full. So if your runner is 15″ wide, your ruffle material should be between 4-5 ” wide and 30-45″ long depending on how full you want the ruffle. Stich down the unfinished side of the ruffle with the longest stitch possible, then carefully pull one of thread and you’ll see it’ll start to gather, push the fabric together util you’ve ruffled all the fabric (see last two photos in the strip below).
Sew the ruffle right sides together to the runner and press.
These are beautiful on a dining or kitchen table. A dresser or an island. I have two different ones I use. I created a pleated version too. Same idea, instead of ruffling the fabric, I created pleats and then sewed them in place then sewed to the burlap, both very easy to do!
Do you have a favorite burlap project or accessory?