Friday, June 26, 2009

DIY wedding project - table runners

Two weeks before my wedding, I got a little overly ambitious and decided to make table runners for all 26 tables and then a few extra for the bar and gift table (yes, we had a big Indian wedding!). I got inspired by another bride-to-be who was a little smarter than me and finished hers five months before her wedding. It was quite the project. Not difficult at all, but really tedious and time consuming. But I think they turned out beautifully.

I searched for good fabric for a week, and found this one at an upholstery store in the fashion district that was going out of business. I had to buy 18 yards of fabric! To make the table runners, I cut out pieces that were 9' long by 12" wide, making a total of 30 pieces. Then for each table runner, I folded over each edge twice (about 1/4" for each fold), ironed over the fold, and then stitched along the edges.

**Picture courtesy of Lotus Ryan.