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Double your width
By doubling the
width of the fabric, you can then fold the runner in half
lengthwise (so the back side of the fabric is on the inside) which
ensures that the fold-up pocket is front side up. This also adds
more protection to your dresser.
fabric width =
2 * (runner width) =
2 * (dresser depth - couple inches)
Cut and Pin the fabric
the fabric to the desired size. (Note: if you have leftover
fabric, think about reusing it by making potpourri sachets, napkin
Fold in the edge of the
runner's side that's frayed and pin it so you'll end up with a
clean, straight edge (if both sides of the fabric are frayed,
you'll want to double over both before pinning). Fold in the
doubled-over top and bottom edges of the runner to make clean
edges for the open tops of the pockets, and pin.
Sew the dresser runner
Place the no-sew tape between the pinned edges and press down with a hot
iron for 10 seconds, Voila! It's that simple. Just use this same method
for the pocket's sides: place the no-sew tape along the sides of each
pocket, and iron in place.
If the pockets seem to gape
open too much, just use some no-sew tape in the opening to make the
pocket smaller. Your dresser runner should end up looking something like
Goodwin is looking forward to her next remodeling project, as soon as
she can figure out what is more important: a vacation or a new bathroom floor.
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