How to Sew a Reversible Table Runner (Tutorial)


Hi, I’m Clara from Online Fabric Store. Today I’m going to sew a reversible table runner. This is a great project for the holidays or other seasonal events. So let’s get started. The materials you’ll need are: Two 1/2 yard pieces of fabric, a cutting mat, a rotary cutter, scissors, pins, a ruler, a hand sewing needle, and thread. First, pre-wash and iron your fabric. Next cut out the fabric to your desired dimensions. I’m cutting a 54 by 16 inch piece of each fabric. Most decor fabrics are 54 inches wide. With right sides facing each other, pin the fabric together. To create pointed ends, make a mark in the center of the width of your fabric. Then measure down 4 inches on the sides and mark. Draw lines from the side marks to the center marks and cut to create the point. Then, sew around all the edges with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leave a 5 inch opening on one of the long sides of the runner. Backstitch at the beginning and end of your stitches. Then trim the corners, being careful not to cut into the stitching. This helps to remove bulk at the corners. Then turn the runner right side out at the opening. Iron the seams to flatten them. First open the seam and iron. Then fold it back and iron again to create a sharp edge. Hand stitch the opening closed with an invisible stitch. Finally, top stitch 1/4 of an inch in from the outer edge of the runner to secure all the pieces and create a finished look. And now you have a table runner for your next event. Since it’s reversible, you can use either side to change up the look of your table. Thanks for watching this OFS project.