Home Ec 101

The wedding is getting closer and closer and I have been DIY'ing until my fingers bleed.  Alright that is not entirely true but I have been very busy supervising DIY projects until my supervisee's fingers bleed.  The huge project I/they were able to knock out this weekend was burlap table runners!

Images of burlap and milk glass danced in my head all weekend.
{Kate Landers Events}
I don't know what I was thinking when I decided to make my own table runners.  I don't even own a sewing machine.  Great creative with poor execution skills is what I put on my wedding resume.  Thankfully Mr. CS's Aunts to the rescue.  I asked Mr. CS's Aunt if I could borrow her sewing machine and of course she said yes!  Later she decided that it would be a fabulous idea to make it into a little sewing party.  While Mr. CS was out enjoying his bachelor party, Mr. CS's aunt invited the ladies over to her house for sewing and House Jam wine (best.wine.ever.... go right now and buy it!  I don't care what time it is where you are reading this).

I ordered way, way too much burlap from Online Fabric Store.  To prep for our little sewing party, I cut the burlap in 20'x90' runners.  In my mind I was being super helpful but apparently I should have waited and used picking shears.  Oops!

I brought over about 18 burlap rectangles and the ladies got to work!
First we hemmed it by folding down the edges and ironing on a little 'stitch witchery' to keep the burlap in place and from fraying.

Now to the sewing machines!

The ladies sewed the hems down with navy thread.  You may be wondering where I am during all of this.  I am not ashamed to admit that I was mostly 'supervising' and generally trying to stay out their way.  Apparently my A in 8th grade Home Ec. was not cutting it on this project.

And now for the big reveal:

Oooh... aahh!  It is kind of hard to see because I took these pictures at night and on a brown table but they look fantastic.  I am so thankful for those ladies because there is not a snowballs chance in hell that I would have been able to finish this project.

Anyone else overly ambitious with their projects?  Ideas on what to do with the rest of my burlap (seriously I ordered like 50 yards and ended up using probably only about 20 yards!)

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I just love it! I love that you had an idea and figured out a way to do it even though you don't sew! I'm sure the ladies loved being a part of the wedding preparation!!

    Great job!