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Beaded Table runner
Beaded Table runner

Created by: Katie Vardijan

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Level: Beginner
Time: 1 Hour

Create a table runner with decorative rolled hem stitching and beaded trim on your Janome serger! See a close up of the beading below :


Janome Supplies Required:

  • Beading Foot
  • Beading Attachment
  • 1 spool Artistic Thread: Ruby Kimono
  • Janome sewing machine
  • Janome serger

Fabric and Notions Required:

  • Scissors for cutting fabric
  • Fabric marking tools
  • Pins
  • Iron
  • 2 spools white serger thread
  • 3 yards beading
  • 1 1/8 yard fabric

1. Cut two pieces of fabric 38” x 14”
2. Measure in 5” from each end on one of the pieces of fabric. Press the lines into fold lines. This is where we will put the rolled decorative rolled hem stitching.
3. Measure in 7” from each end on the same piece of fabric. Press the lines into fold lines.

4. Set your serger up for rolled hemming following the instructions in your manual.
5. Thread your machine with the following threads:
a. Lower looper: White
b. Upper looper: Decorative Thread
c. Needle: White
6. Test your rolled hem on a piece of scrap fabric. The decorative thread will be the main thread visible when the stitches are pressed flat. Adjust tension as necessary.
7. Take your tablerunner fabric and do the first line of rolled hem stitching at the 5” foldline. Press the stitches flat so that the decorative thread is showing. Do the same for the other three fold lines. You will have 4 lines of decorative stitching on your tablerunner, two on each side.
8. Now, put your fabric pieces right sides together and sew all around the edges leaving a 3” opening on one of the long sides. Turn your tablerunner right side out and press flat. Sew the opening closed
9. Next, remove your standard serger foot and disengage the cutting knife of your serger.
10. Move your needle to the left needle position.
11. Snap on the Beading Foot
12. At the front of the machine, loosen the attaching screw and insert the cloth guide. Tighten the attaching screw.
13. Set the thread tension dials as follows:
a. Left needle thread tension: about 1
b. Upper looper thread tension: about 3
c. Lower looper thread tension: about 7
14. Change your Stitch Length to 3-5
15. Change your Differential Feed to 1
16. Practice the following on a piece of scrap fabric and short length of beading before applying the beading to your tablerunner. Adjust tension and stitch length if necessary.
17. Raise the Beading Foot, and pull the beads through the beading channel to the back of the foot. Turning the flywheel (handwheel), manually sew 2 or 3 stitches to make sure that the beads are being caught by the thread.
18. Raise the Beading Foot again and place your fabric under the Beading Foot. For easier bead application, do not begin sewing on a corner. Keep your fabric right against the edge of the foot to make sure that each stitch catches the fabric. Slowly begin sewing the beading to the edge of your fabric, making sure that the beading is moving through the guide and catching the fabric. Hold the fabric edge taught as you apply the beading.
19. When you get to a corner, serge right to the edge of the corner and stop with the needle up. Lift the presser foot and pull the fabric toward the back of the machine
20. slightly before turning the fabric and placing it under the foot. This will keep the corners from puckering.
21. When you get to point where the two ends will meet, match the beads up and sew one continuous line. Hand-tie your thread tail and trim so that there is no thread tail visible.
22. Press your new beaded tablerunner, taking care not to press directly on the beading.


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