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Burlap Wedding - DIY Table Runners

I love the look of burlap.  You can see my ode to burlap post here.  I came across instructions for a DIY burlap table runner.  Burlap is such an inexpensive fabric and looks great if you are doing a casual wedding but also can look very modern and chic.  Below you will find instructions on how to DIY burlap wedding table runners.  This post is from a great wedding resource:  Style Me Pretty.

Photo by Carrie Patterson

These instructions are verbatim from Style Me Pretty.


One bolt of 54-inch wide burlap (you can use less, but 21 runners took the full bolt)
Teal Blue Thread


1. Cut fabric in lengths of 14 feet, two inches.

2. Cut in half lengthwise so that each strip is 27 inches wide

3. Turn the ends and sides under one inch and hem

4. Stitch with a zig zag stitch (my mom used the largest zig zag, about a quarter of an inch) on her machine and chose satin thread)

5. Iron flat


  1. Lisa said . . .

    I really like the look of burlap on this tablescape — the other colors — green, white, and neutrals really blend well with the organic look of the burlap!

    Posted December 28, 2009 at | Permalink
  2. Denny said . . .

    If you have trouble cutting the burlap straight, simply make a small cut and pull one string all the way out. This creates a “track” and you can cut it as straight as an arrow! Also, if you don’t have a sewing machine, iron on hem tape worked great for me.

    Posted June 21, 2011 at | Permalink

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