DIY // No-Sew Table Runner


With the holiday season just around the corner, endless opportunities for hosting friends and family around your table are bound to abound!  My kitchen table is a constant quick change artist in our house– ever evolving with new accessories and color palettes, and always fresh flowers in time for the weekend.  (Well, usually, at least!)  This DIY table runner is one of the easiest things you can make for your table and is such a simple way to give it a total transformation on a budget.  Keep reading for the full DIY…



  • Super Fabric Adhesive or E6000
  • Fabric (My table took two yards, but some might need 2.5 or 3)
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Trim or Tassels for the ends (optional)


1. Begin by cutting your fabric into the appropriate size for your table.  You want the width of the fabric to be double what you want the width of your table runner to be.  Next, fold fabric in such a way that you create a seam down the center on the back side of the table runner.


2. Carefully apply a strong fabric adhesive– this one is machine washable which is key!  You will want to either do this outside or near an open window.  These things tend to have quite a strong scent.


3. Using a flat, disposable surface carefully press on edge of the fabric onto the other to adhere.  I just used the end of an unsharpened pencil.

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4. Using a hot iron, press fabric to create crisp edges.


5. Carefully cut off any errant threads from the ends.  At this point you can use the same fabric adhesive technique to add grosgrain ribbon, fringe, or another finding to the finish the ends or just leave as-is.

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Super easy, right?!

Photography by Stephanie Godfrey
Napkins and Flatware by West Elm

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  1. Fatima


    So easy and simply! It looks amazing. will have to try it! Thanks for sharing.

    Xx, Fatima

    • Jen Pinkston


      Yes, please let us know via Instagram if you try it!

  2. I love this! I am a bit obsessed with table runners, especially during the holidays. And I am horrible at sewing, so this is perfect!

    • Jen Pinkston


      Yes, and don’t you find that table runners are so hard to find?! That’s actually how this idea originally came about!

  3. I mad a no sew runner using double sided adhesive iron on tape but this looks like a quicker method

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  5. So cute. This print is perfect for it.

    • Jen Pinkston


      Thanks, Kate! It’s definitely a cheery spot now to start the day!

  6. Justine


    How clever and easy – my favorite! And it looks great with that icy blue china and gold flatware!

  7. Kay Schoening


    It looks so good! Love the color!

    • Jen Pinkston


      Thank ya! I am loving the brightness. It’s a nice pick-me-up in the morning when we are having breakfast!

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