This morning we featured 5 centerpiece ideas under $15 styled by Alyssa of Belle Journee Events and this afternoon Alyssa is showing you how to make the chevron runner in her modern theme centerpiece!
It’s a quick and simple DIY project, my fav kind!
- 2 ½ yards of chevron fabric
- sewing pins
- rotary blade
- matching thread
- sewing gauge
Cut the salvage off. This is the side of the fabric that usually has no printing
Decide how wide you want your runner to be. Cut the fabric 1 inch wider than you want it because you will be losing that in the seam. I cut mine 12 inches so my final width is 11 inches. Continue to cut this width until you don’t have enough fabric. I got 3 out of mine!
Turn the edge of your fabric under ¼”. Press. Go along the entire runner. On your second lap, turn under again. You will now have a nice finished edge that won’t unravel when you wash it. Pin and Press.
Stitch the seam down using a ¼” seam allowance. Once you’ve made it all the way around your runner press it one more time.
Repeat for the remaining runners and enjoy!
Photo by 2ee’s Photography
If you missed the budget centerpiece post this morning, go check it out!