One thing that green color has about it so different that no matter the shades of its; emerald, forest, turquoise or mint, they are all great to see when they embroidered over something. Do you know what is the day when this color is seen everywhere? Well, it’s the St. Patrick’s Day what else! Today we decided to let our readers a little thing in advance for the St. Patrick’s Day and this the DIY project for making your table runner for the St. Patrick’s Day.
Most decorations with the St. Patrick’s Day tend to go a little overboard so we decided something simpler and this table runner for the St Patrick’s Day is just that thing.
Materials required for making the table runner for the St Patrick’s Day are as follows.
- Cotton fabric
- Green embroidery thread
- Embroidery hoop
- Black marker
- Straight pins
- Sewing machine
Cut the cloth into the length for a table runner that can fit your table. We cut the fabric to be 44 inches in length and 11 inches in width. Also, do not forget about leaving the space for seams. We left about ¾ inches on either side of the cloth. Warm the iron up and press edges of the cloth and then once more. This will leave the cloth with nice hems on both sides. Pin these side in place.
Take the cloth on the sewing machine and then start sewing around those hems you have pressed and then pinned down.
Use the pencil for drawing the edge design on the piece of paper. We went with the open-ended triangles but you can draw any shape you like. Place this paper behind the cloth for the table runner and then gently trace it with the pencil. Make sure that the design lines up with all the edges.
Fit the table runner cloth onto the embroidery hoop and prepare the needle by threading the green-colored embroidery thread into it. Use 3 strands for one thread and then tie them all in a knot at the end. Now simply start doing embroidery over the design you have just traced on the cloth.
If you run out of the embroidery thread, tie it off on the design and then thread in some more and start again. After you are finished with the embroidery stitching, take the table runner out of the embroidery ring and then press the cloth to make it smooth.
Your table runner for the St. Patrick’s Day is done; now simply pace it over your table and invite your friends over for some dinner party.