Saturday, March 19, 2011

One down....three to go!!

In a recent post, I mentioned a couple of fun ideas that I wanted to tackle one of these days. Well, I got around to actually doing one! I decided to take on the burlap table runner. I made it up as I went along but I learned a lot!

1)Burlap is VERY difficult to sew - I broke two needles!
2) Burlap sheds...a lot
3) Making a ruffle is not as easy as it looks.

Still, it came out ok. There are things I would do differently, though.
For one, I would definately wash the fabric a couple of times (like 3) before cutting or sewing it. This helped with the shedding and make it softer.

Here is my inspiration:

Here is my attempt:

Stay tuned for more!


  1. Margo your Burlap runner came out really good, you did a good job. It looks great!
    and I love the idea of the little wooden people, that is such a cute idea. I love your inspiration and your enthusiasm. I love you for being YOU! MOM

  2. Awww....tear....seriously!

    I got it from you!