Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A pleated table runner

This tutorial has been lurking in my posts for a long since August. I was able to share this tutorial on "See Kate Sew" for her pleat week edition. I completely forgot about it until I was looking through my drafts today. Poor thing. So neglected.

I actually really love pleats but we have a love/hate relationship.
I love them, they hate me. We've had some difficult projects in the past
and I think we both blame the other for failed attempts at what should
have been lovely pleat-y things.

Here's what I came up with for Pleat weeks.

a pleated table runner.

Measure your table. My table is big what with 5 youngin's and all.
Your length should be your desired length x 3. It's long I know,
but I wanted really fat pleats. The width of my runner is 13".

Step 2:
Hem all four edges.
If you have a serger, use it! It'll make your life easier.

Step 5:
Stitch down the center of the entire length of the runner.
You know, just to keep things in place.

And that's it. Pretty simple.


  1. Soooo pretty! Where did you find that fabric? It's stunning :)

  2. This is so delicate and beautiful! We would love for you to share this at our link party!

  3. That is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love it! I am a new follower!
    I currently have a link party going that I would love you to share this at!


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