Redecorating is one of my favorite things to do when time allow me to do so. I decided to revamp my bedroom with new scatter cushions and a new bed runner. Bed runners come in different widths and lengths, as well as in a variety of fabric. It is best to launder fabrics that are likely to shrink. To calculate the amount of fabric and batting needed for the runner, measure the width of the bed as well as the drop on the side of the bed. I used Taffeta for the top section and crushed Taffeta for the side borders. Batting comes in different lofts (thickness). I used 1 cm (1/2 in) thickness batting for this particular project.
Fabric of choice plus fabric or lining for the back section
Contrast fabric if desired for borders
Matching sewing thread
Cut the fabric to a required length and width for the runner. Cut a back section and border strips. With right sides together, pin and sew the contrast border strips to the runner. Neaten the raw edges with overlocking or a zigzag stitch. Press the seam allowance to one side.
Cut batting to the same length as the runner. Pin the batting on the wrong side of the top section of the runner. Stitch the two sides and top seams together.
Stitch the two bottom seams right sides together and leave a opening of about 20 cm (8 in). Trim the corners.
Sew the opening close with hand stitching. Rule lines with tailor's chalk on the top section of the runner and machine stitch. Lightly press the runner without steam.
The cushion tutorial will be posted tomorrow.
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