Thursday, November 11, 2010
I had a little of this faux suede fabric leftover from the Davy Crockett treat bucket and had been itching to put it to good use.
In the spirit of fall and Thanksgiving, I decided to use my leftover scrap for a reverse applique/cut-out table runner.
I love how it turned out!
1. Using a piece of card stock folded twice, cut out a design (paper-snowflake-style).
2. Determine how long you want your runner to be and trace the unfolded paper design on the fabric.
3. Put the kids in bed, turn on a movie, grab your scissors and cut that sucker out.
Take your time and work on it little by little.
4. With fabric glue, attach your cut-out to another piece of faux suede in a contrasting color.
5. Draw scalloped edges along the bottom piece and cut that out. I recommend applying a third layer to the bottom and cutting it exactly like the second layer to add weight because the scalloped edges tend to roll up.
I thought it turned out really pretty and added a nice neutral background to my nature-inspired table.