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St. Patrick's Day Table Runner and Napkins

St. Patrick's Day Table Runner

Designer: Lori Miller from Goodsmiths' The Good Weekly


Spread some luck this St. Patrick's Day with a shamrock table runner and matching napkins! They're so simple to make that you'll want to sew a new set for each holiday.  



Materials for 1 Table Runner and 4 Napkins:

  • 1-1/2 yards of St. Patrick's Day cotton print
  • Matching thread
  • Pins
  • Measuring tape or sewing gauge


Finished table runner: 14x52"

Finished napkins: 12x12"



Prepare the Fabric:

1. Prewash and dry the fabric. This will help to pre-shrink the fabric before you sew it.

2. Iron the fabric so that it will lay flat when cutting your pieces.



Cut the Fabric:

From St. Patrick's Day cotton print, cut:

  • 1--16x54" rectangle
  • 4--13x13" squares


**Note: You will have some fabric left over, so you may be able to make additional napkins or save it in your stash for another project.



Sew the Table Runner:


St. Patrick's Day Table Runner

1. Sew a 1/2-inch double-fold hem on each short side of the 16x54" rectangle. To see how to sew a double-hem, read here.


St. Patrick's Day Table Runner

2. Repeat Step 1 on each long side of the 16x54" rectangle. 


St. Patrick's Day Table Runner   St. Patrick's Day Table Runner

3. Sew around the entire table runner, 1/8-inch from the initial stitch line toward the outside of the table runner. When you get to the corner, make two stitches past the intersecting stitch line and turn. Trim your threads.




Sew the Napkins:


St. Patrick's Day Napkins

1. Sew a 1/4-inch double-fold hem on opposite sides of the 13x13" squares. To see how to sew a double-hem, read here.

**Note: Double-hem directions are for a 1/2-inch hem. Change that measurement to a 1/4-inch fold for these napkins.


St. Patrick's Day Napkins

2. Repeat Step 1 on the unsewn sides of the 13x13" squares.


St. Patrick's Day Napkins

3. Fold the napkins in half and then in half again and iron for a clean finish.


Designer Tips:  Use any holiday print or just a fun fabric design to create your table runners and napkins. Mix and match coordinating fabric for the table runner and napkins.  Play with some decorative stitches on your sewing machine instead of just sewing a straight line for your hems. Have some fun and see what you can create.


About the designer:

Lori Miller is a community blogger for The Good Weekly, sponsored by Goodsmiths, the Marketplace for Makers. She loves to share information and patterns on sewing, crochet, and quilting. She is also the owner of Lori Miller Designs, a Goodsmiths shop providing handmade sewn gifts. Lori resides in Troy, Michigan with her husband Chas, son Colin, and two fat cats.