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Absorbent Table Runner

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Instructions for how to make a table runner that is absorbent.

How to sew an absorbent table runner.

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So this ended up being something completely different than I intended. This was SUPPOSED to be an absorbent pad for under our dog’s bowl. But then I finished it and decided it was too pretty for dog food and here it is on my counter. It will be wonderful in this spot because I have my essential oil diffuser on it and sometimes I do spill the water for it.

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  • Fabric
  • Bamboo Double Loop Terry


This wasn’t particularly difficult. I sewed together my three pieces of coordinating fabric to create one long piece for the top.
Sewing the top layer.

I cut a similar sized piece for the bottom, as well as an inner liner for absorbency (the bamboo).

Fabric all cut to the same size.
I layered them all as I wanted them and then serged them together. You can do the turn and topstitch method if you don’t have a serger. I used my sewing machine to sew a design on it… this is similar to quilting I’m sure, but I’ve no idea what or how they do all of that. 
Serge around the fabric.
Completed project:
How to sew an absorbent table runner.
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