By Sewing Contributor Jessica, from the blog Life Sew Good.
Day 3: The Table Runner or Banner
You have table cloths, so why not just use what you already have and make it more special with a handmade runner? You don’t need a sewing machine for this one; all sewing is done by hand.
- Craft/Button Thread
- Fabric Pencil (optional)
- Leaf Template or Cookie Cutter (optional)
If you want, google “leaf templates” and you will have plenty of options to print for this project. You will need a bigger leaf and then littler football-shaped leaves. I used a Wilton leaf cookie cutter for my template.
Cut leaves out of felt. I used 10 “big” leaves and 6 “little” leaves. However, you can make as many as you want to make it longer, shorter, or fuller.
If desired, you can hand embroider words that represent what you are thankful for (i.e., family, friends, faith). If may be easiest to use a pencil to draw the word you want, then hand stitch over the top.
Lay out leaves in the order you like and pin together.
Using a running stitch, sew leaves together. It’s helpful to occasionally lay it out to make sure it’s straight!
If you want to make it a banner instead of a table runner, stitch a piece of hemp cord onto the ends and hang.
Project 3: Complete!