i wanted to make a burlap table runner to go with the farm table wedding gift and found a fantastic tutorial HERE.
total cost - FOUR DOLLARS!!!! and that made TWO table runners!
i scored my burlap for two bucks a yard, already had the thread - so i was set. it was a breeze to make, the longest part being the pinning and the ironing.
i started with washing the burlap, and this part made me nervous. i have heard horror stories when washing burlap, but you just have to wash it - the stuff doesn't smell so great. i had a bundle of two yards with the edges sewn to prevent unraveling, and threw it in the wash with some laundry detergent and baking soda.
i patiently waited.
when the wash ended, i prayed for a good outcome before opening my door, and when i did, it was all still in one piece. there was LOTS of hair-like balls in my dryer and all over the fabric, but nothing a good outdoor shaking wouldn't take away! i let the fabric hang dry overnight then folded it up for the next day of sewing.
i cut and ironed the fabric flat, then i double hemmed the edges and sewed to make the runner.
it turned out great and looked amazing on the new farm table!