Super simple method to make an easy no sew burlap table runner. Anyone can do this because there’s no sewing required to make this burlap runner!
When I showed you how to wash, dry and cut burlap, I promised I would be back with a few burlap table runner ideas. I already shared my no sew burlap ruffled runner tutorial. Today I’m here with an easy no sew burlap table runner that’s even quicker to make. Basically, all you need is burlap, scissors, and an iron!
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Easy No Sew Burlap Table Runner Tutorial
The first look is pictured above.
- Prepare your burlap.
- Cut a piece that measures 20 in. wide by your desired length. To find that length just measure the length of your table.
- Add 20 – 25 inches to each end. For example here’s how I figured mine:
Length of table = 72 in.
72 + 25 + 25 = 122 inches
122 inches = 3 1/3 yards (approx.)
I rounded up and cut my runner 3 1/2 yards long
- Pull 5 or 6 strings from all four sides so each side is fringed.
- Iron, and that’s it!
Burlap Table Runner Variations
First, pictured above, gather one end of the table runner together with your hands, and tie with a piece of twine. Repeat with the other end. Tuck something green, and preferably fresh, in the twine. I used rosemary sprigs, but you could use anything. Bittersweet or colorful leaves would be especially pretty for fall, and boxwood would be perfect for Christmas.
Thread a piece of twine through the loop in the back of the bow, and tie it to the ends of your runner. As you can see I left the rosemary still attached. I like the way it peeks out from behind the bow.
As always, all the measurements included in this post are just guidelines. Make your easy no sew burlap table runner any width or length you want. The look above with the bow would be really pretty if you were serving a buffet from your table. and could remove the end chairs. The version with the burlap bow is not practical for a real dinner party, where someone will sit at the end of the table. The version with the twine (made a bit shorter in length) would work well for that.
I know burlap isn’t for everyone, but I hope I made at least a few non-believers see the light! I’ll be back in a few days…until then be happy and safe.
Handy Quick Links:
- burlap table runner with ruffles
- burlap table runner with tassels
- how to cut burlap (includes how to wash burlap & drying tips)