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By Wunderlabel on 11/16/2020

Free Table Runner Pattern

Free Table Runner Pattern

Are you thinking that Christmas is ages away? Think again! It’s only about a month until Christmas Eve. Where has the time gone? So let’s get in the Christmas mood with this adorable festive patchwork table runner with stars. Use it for your Christmas table or make it as a present for a loved one. Our DIY table runner measures 11.8” x 82.7” (30 x 210 cm).

Just follow the steps of the table runner free pattern.

You will need the following:

  • Fabric - 2.2 m of the main fabric and fabric remnants for appliqué
  • Vliesofix (fusible web)
  • Embroidery backing
  • Sewing thread

Table Runner Tutorial

We know that there are many free Christmas table runner patterns and patchwork table runner patterns out there but we like to think that ours is one of the best! Let’s get started!

First measure your table (our table measures 90 x 180 cm). Divide the width by three and add 30 cm to the length to calculate the measurements of your table runner. In our case the table runner size will be 30 x 210 cm.  

Now you can cut your fabrics to size. You will need 36 x 216 cm of the main fabric, as well as embroidery backing and Vliesofix. Cut out patterns for the appliqués from the fabric scraps. We have chosen a simple star - for each star you will need 6 diamond shapes of 4 x 4 cm. You can of course also choose another pattern, such as Christmas baubles, snowmen or Christmas trees.

Free Table Runner Pattern

First sew two fabric diamonds together with a small seam allowance and then add a third diamond to the pair. Repeat this step so that you have two half stars. Sew both halves together and iron the star so that the seam allowances at the back are all facing the same direction (see picture). Repeat this three times.

Free Table Runner Pattern

Then hem your table runner. Draw two lines with chalk: One 1.5 cm and the other 3 cm from the edge of the cut. Fold the hem to the wrong side, iron it, fold it again so that you can't see the raw edge, then iron it one last time. Unfold the last pleat and draw a 45° line diagonally to the corner (see picture).

Free Table Runner Pattern
Free Table Runner Pattern

Fold the corner together so that the right sides lie on top of each other. Sew together along the drawn lines and shorten the seam allowance. Repeat this step for all four corners, fold the hem properly and iron again. Finally you can topstitch your table runner all around with a narrow edge.

Free Table Runner Pattern

Position your stars on the table runner and iron them on with Vliesofix. If you wish, you can outline them with a zigzag stitch border.

Free Table Runner Pattern

Free Table Runner Pattern

Last but not least: Sew on a Christmas handmade label from Wunderlabel! You can find a range of festive pre-designed products in our shop. Or just design your own personalized labels!
Free Table Runner Pattern

We hope you enjoyed learning how to sew a Christmas table runner. Did we inspire you? Will you sew our very easy table runner for your festive table? Show us what you made on Facebook and Instagram with #wunderlabel!

Sew Your Own Table Runner


"We used a super soft brushed cotton fabric for our project to amp up the cozy factor."

Fall is definitely in the air and this fall inspired table runner is the perfect addition to your seasonal decor. It looks beautiful on a dining table or on a coffee table with plenty of candles for that warm cozy feel. This tutorial is easily customizable by just adjusting the length and width needed. We used a super soft brushed cotton fabric for our project to amp up the cozy factor. Let’s get started.

You will need:

  • Fabric –140cm x 40cm (54in x 16in)
  • Thread in a matching colour
  • your uniqe costum handmade labels

Cut your fabric to the size shown above and iron out any creases. Make a mark on the wrong side of the centre of each short end and another mark 15 cm (6 in) away from each corner on the long sides. Use a ruler to join the centre marks with the side marks and cut along the lines to create a point on each short end.

Sew Your Own Table Runner

One at a time, fold in each edge by 1cm (½ in) and press carefully to create a hem. Then repeat the process, this time folding in by 1.5cm (5/8 in) so that the raw edge is hidden inside the hem and taking extra care to press precisely at the corners.

Sew Your Own Table Runner

When you unfold your hem, you should see a diamond formed by the folds at each corner. Working on one corner at a time, mark a line through the corners of this diamond all the way out to the raw edges of the fabric and trim fabric along this line.

Sew Your Own Table Runner

Now fold this edge in so that the creases line up with each other (see picture) and press. Be careful not to press out the other creases!

Sew Your Own Table Runner

Refold the hem allowance in, pressing after each fold. The folded angled edges won’t quite meet, since the corner is more than 90°, but there will only be a tiny bit of the raw edge showing. Pin or clip this corner and repeat for the other 5 corners of your table runner.

Sew Your Own Table Runner

With the wrong side of your runner upwards, sew close to the inside edge of the hem to secure, pivoting neatly in the middle of each corner. Sew around just inside the edge of the runner again to secure the raw edges at the corners.

Sew Your Own Table Runner

Sew Your Own Table Runner

Sew Your Own Table Runner

Sew Your Own Table Runner

A printed or woven label would look great on the underside of the runner or on top toward one end. Branding is always important and your personalized label is the perfect finishing touch.

Sew Your Own Table Runner

Your fall inspired table runner is now complete!

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