10 MINUTE REVERSIBLE TABLE RUNNER
Sew Easy and fun to make. Great first time sewer project!
The original pattern is from LaRae Bunnell Clark of Utah State University Weber County Extension. They are lots of fun and are very easy to make. Perfect first time sewer project. I've changed the wording a bit and added pictures but the idea is that of the designer.
Materials Needed: Sewing Machine, Matching Thread, Iron, Two Fabrics
This table runner is reversible. To make the instructions clear one fabric will be referred to as the MAIN fabric or top and the other as the BACK. In the photo, the OSU fabric is the MAIN (top) and the polka dot fabric is the BACK fabric.
MAIN FABRIC (top) 1/3 yard or 12".
Back Fabric = 1/2 yard or 18".
It is always a good idea to buy at least an inch more fabric than you actually need. This allows for alignment. Press both fabrics prior to cutting.
Aligning Fabric and Cutting & Layering
Align and cut your MAIN (top) fabric to measure 12" X WOF
Align the fabric and cut the BACK fabric to measure 18" X WOF
Width of fabric (WOF) will be anywhere between 40" - 45".
Place the MAIN 12" fabric on top of the BACK 18" fabric RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER making sure that the edges where you start to sew are even. It doesn't matter if the two fabrics meet at the other end because they will be trimmed later, but they need to match at the beginning. You will sew along the long side.
The long side means selvedge to selvedge. The selvedge is the one that has the manufacturers name and sometime the color key displayed.
Sewing 1st Long Edge
With rights sides together align the long edges and sew a 1/4" seam the entire length being careful to keep the edges together
It's shown here how these two fabrics aren't the same when you reach the bottom. That's ok, we'll trim later.
Sewing 2nd Long Edge
To sew the 2nd long edge turn the fabric around so that you'll be starting at the same end that you did the first time. This is so at least one end is even.
Bring the MAIN fabric over to meet the BACK fabric. Make sure the ends are even and sew a 1/4" seam.
When you get done sewing you'll have a tube.