With company coming tomorrow, I couldn’t stand to look at my old beat up table any longer. We are at the lake and the lovely smoked glass that was on the table was broken a while ago. So, I have the fabric but not the initiative to sew one runner, let alone 2. Hence, DIY – No Sew Table Runner.
I have limited supplies up here so I was very lucky to find the product I needed to complete this DIY project. The product I used for this project is called, HeatBond. Pretty self explanatory, the product with heat applied will bond fabric…VERY COOL. Oh and did I say easy. This is the 1st time I have used this particular product but I have used similar products that work a bit differently. Let me take you through the process but 1st, a short video to show you the damaged table and the buffet that would need to match.
You will need a few tools and you will need to decide the size of your runner. I decided to make my 2 runners 18″wide by 60″long. So, my fabric has 2 finished edges(awesome, less work for me) I will need my rough fabric to be 60″long and 20″wide in order to allow for seams.
Here are my tools:
- measuring tape
- Measure fabric to size, mark your fabric and cut. As you can see I used a pink highligher, LOL, again, very few tools available.
- Place the Heatbond directly on the fabric, plastic side up. I suggest you use strips about 1 foot long until you are comfortable.
- As per Heatbond directions, apply iron for 2-3 seconds
- Peal plastic tape off. You will be left with a sheen on the fabric. Hopefully you can see the sheen in pic middle pic, bottom row below.
- Quickly fold your fabric over and iron again for about 3 seconds.
You will be left with a very crisp fold and a hem with no stitching. Awesome right??
Regarding the actual products. Heatbond worked great but I didn’t love peeling the hot tape off. There is another product that you can purchase in any fabric store, I have also seen it at Jysk. It is simply called sewing tape and there are several manufactures, no peeling! I also saw another product while searching in town. I found a “tape” at the grocery store that was actually not permanent, it washes out in the wash. This would be amazing for staging jobs or if you make something and hate it:-)
Anyway, it took me less than 1 hour to create 2 runners and it cost me less then $15. Check this out…