The stairs from our first floor to the second floor are very narrow.
I cut the fringe off by cutting at right angles to the stripes. Look ahead of the scissors’ blades and make long cuts.
Then I sewed them together with a flat-felled seam. My plan was to use my grandmother’s sewing machine but ended up using my own. I couldn’t adjust the tension correctly on the older machine.
To flat-fell a seam you sew a traditional seam right side together.
Then trim the one of the seam allowances to about 1/4 inch.
Pull the seam flat and topstitch catching the short allowance inside the longer one. If you choose, you can topstitch again about 1/4-inch from the first topstitching.
Finally, with my new pneumatic stapler I started at top of the steps and just put staples in the middle all the way down the staircase.
After I was sure one of the seams didn’t land in the middle of a tread I added more staples on all the steps in the black area of the runner.
I’m hoping this wears well.
I might have to add a few more staples from time to time.
Check off #5 of my 101 in 1001.
Have you sewn something together recently?