6 Ideas to Create Your Own Unique Designs for Table Runners


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If you’re looking for an easy way to spruce up your table, a table runner can be a great option. But when it comes to choosing the perfect one, there are so many options out there! You can buy one that’s already created by someone else or make one yourself. If you want to create your own unique patterns for table runners, here are six ideas that will help you get started:

1. Stripes

Stripes are a timeless design that can be used in all sorts of ways. Stripes can be vertical or horizontal, wide or narrow, solid or patterned and they can be any colour you like. The key to using stripes successfully is to make sure they are all the same colour (or close enough) and don’t have too much contrast between them.

2. Floral and geometric designs

You can also make your own table runner by cutting out the shape of the table runner and sewing it together. You can use fabric scraps or old clothing to do this, making sure that you don’t have any loose threads hanging off of the edges.

If you want something more unique than just a plain rectangle, consider using a sheet as a template and cutting out the hole yourself! This will give your table runners a more interesting shape than other types of fabric would allow for.

If you really want to get creative with this project and have some extra time on your hands, try painting different designs onto each individual piece before sewing them together into an overall patterned piece. The possibilities are endless.

3. Paint the table runners with a colour you love

The next step is to paint the table runners with a colour you love. Use a sponge brush and apply the paint in thin layers, allowing each layer to dry before adding another one. To prevent any bleeding or smudging, use washable paint that’s safe for food contact. Put down some drop cloths under the table runners so you don’t have to worry about getting any stains on your floor or carpeting!

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4. Use a sheet as a template and cut out the hole yourself

If you have an extra tablecloth or sheet that you don’t mind cutting up, this can be a good way to save money on materials. Just place it over your runner and use sharp scissors to cut around its edges (you may want to do this on top of the newspaper). Next, measure how wide your finished runner should be using a ruler; then sew those sides together with thread or yarn by hand or with an old-fashioned sewing machine!

5. Sew your own table runner using fabric scraps or old clothing

If you have a sewing machine and some spare time, consider making your own table runner from scratch. You can use any type of fabric as long as it’s washable and durable enough to withstand daily use in the kitchen. If you want to give it an extra special touch, try adding some embroidery or applique designs onto the edges of each piece before sewing them together into one big piece. This will add visual interest without taking away from the overall design of your table runner.

6. Make a table runner to celebrate a special occasion/event

If you have recently had an anniversary or birthday, this can be a great way to commemorate it. You can also use fabrics with meaning, such as wedding dresses or even fabrics from old clothing that has been passed down through generations in your family.

The best way to do this would be by using fabrics that are unique and have interesting colours or patterns on them (or both!). This could include fabrics from old clothing items from family members who have passed away and fabric scraps leftover from other projects (such as quilts)


If you want to make your own table runners, there are plenty of ways to do it. You can use the fabric of your choice or even recycle old clothes into new ones. You can also use different colours and patterns depending on what fits your home’s decor best.

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