I have been doing a few little updates around the house. This rug that I had ordered has arrived . I really like the distressed look.
My assistant immediately ran over to inspect the new area rug.
I think I have her approval. She seems to love it and has barely moved off it for the last two days.
For my new table runner I chose sage green burlap and ivory and white laces and white ribbons. I thought the sage green burlap was a little dressier look than the normal brown burlap. I plan to use it through the Holidays into New Year's.
I began by making my table runner by pulling 2 threads, one on each side, were I wanted to cut the width out of the burlap to get the size I needed. I chose to cut the fabric about 16" wide and used salvage to salvage for the length. So I pulled one thread out 16" apart. That is the easiest way to get a straight cut on burlap.
Here you can see where I followed the missing thread to cut my straight side. You can also see how crooked the piece is and what I cut off from where the fabric was cut at the store.
Next I took everything to the sewing machine.
I turned over a 1/2" seam to the wrong side and used a wide zig zag stitch on each long edge.
This made a very neat edge without a lot of bulk.
I measured the laces to be sewn to each end and hemmed the ends of all the laces to make a nice finish. Again I turned the edge to the back and zig zagged the raw edges.
Next I stitched the widest lace to both ends of the burlap first.
On top of that I stitched the narrower white lace on top of the ivory lace again using a wide zig zag stitch.
Next I used the two pieces of white satin ribbon to make a bow for each end that I hot glued in place.
I used a lighter to lightly singe the ends of the ribbon to avoid any raveling in the future.
And here is my finished runner.