Handmade Table Linens

June 4, 2011

Table runner to suit a shabby chic decor

Image by Decorative Towels - Created by Cath. via Flickr

Shocked by the expense of luxury table linens?  Make your own!

Go to the fabric store and search for clearance fabrics or on-sale items that can easily be transformed into beautiful, luxury table linens.  I found a gorgeous orange taffeta fabric with embroidered flowers for less than $7/yard and created a runner for each of my dining tables for way less than buying or renting them.   I had my grandmother do the hemming and she loved being able to contribute!  After the wedding, the runners can be sewn together to make gorgeous drapes!

You could also make miniature quilts to use on each table for the event and then sew them all together afterwards.  You’ll end up with a blanket big enough to cover a king-size bed or a memorable picnic blanket!