Table runner from scraps

Remember this Patriotic Refashion?

Bea Arthur would be so proud!

I had an insane amount of leftovers from this project.

Oh, the possibilities.

The bottom scrap of the skirt was really dirty. I wash all my Goodwill/Garage Sale finds before I ever try them on! This was clean but clearly stained; however, the remaining fabric from the banded peplum thingy was in great shape! I seam ripped them apart from each other.

No longer stuck on you.

I gave the fabric a good iron to eliminate the puckered, gathered edge. The scrap was quite long as a result.


This scrap was practically a ready-made table runner! All I had to do was finish the raw edges and call it a day. So, that’s exactly what I did.

Set up my Serger for a rolled hem

Sergers are fantastic! They take half the time of a sewing machine, they cut the fabric off and bind the edge for you. It’s a beautiful thing. Why wouldn’t I make this project as simple as possible?

See the tiny binded “rolled” edge? Lovely.

That stitch would’ve taken several minutes to do on my sewing machine. On my serger, it only took about 1 minute! Sergers, people. Get one πŸ™‚

My table is pretty now!

What a quick and easy way to add color to an otherwise monochromatic space!


Where else can you get a shrug and table runner for $1? Save your scraps! πŸ™‚


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