Make Your Own Woven Rag Rug

Anybody could make this woven rag rug, and it’s SO simple to customise it to be any dimension, form, or coloration you want on your area.

I wished to make a woven rag rug that was cute, woven, comparatively simple for a first-time rug maker. After a little bit of analysis, I discovered the right woven rug that matches all my wants!

If in case you have just a few outdated bedsheets round, that is the right approach to make use of them (and get an lovely rug out of the method).

Make Your Own Woven Rag Rug abeautifulmess.com

Make Your Own Woven Rag Rug abeautifulmess.com Provides:
-3 king-size flat cotton bedsheets

-piece of cardboard (23″ x 43″)
–cloth scissors
–masking tape
-marker
–clear ruler

Make Your Own Woven Rag Rug abeautifulmess.com Step One: Use your ruler and marker to make a mark each 2″ throughout the longest facet of every of your bedsheets. Use cloth scissors to make a 2″ reduce at every mark.

Make Your Own Woven Rag Rug abeautifulmess.com Make Your Own Woven Rag Rug abeautifulmess.com Step Two: At every reduce, rip the material aside (it ought to tear evenly all the way in which throughout the sheet). Repeat this course of till every sheet is ripped into even strips. Separate strips by coloration and sample.

Make Your Own Woven Rag Rug abeautifulmess.com Step Three: On every of the quick ends of your cardboard, begin 2″ from every finish and mark 2″ lengthy strains each 1/2″. Use scissors to chop 2″ slots at every mark. 

Make Your Own Woven Rag Rug abeautifulmess.com Step 4: Collect three cloth strips of assorted colours into a gaggle, fold the group in half lengthwise, and place one finish into the primary slot (it ought to dangle over the sting just a few inches).

Place the opposite finish into the corresponding spot on the alternative facet. If in case you have a number of strings hanging off the edges of your strips, try to pull the massive clumps of strings off earlier than you place into the cardboard slots.

Repeat this course of for every strip throughout the cardboard. It should get fairly full after you’ve got just a few teams positioned, however simply hold going till you’re accomplished.

Make Your Own Woven Rag Rug abeautifulmess.com Make Your Own Woven Rag Rug abeautifulmess.com Step 5: Designate one coloration as your weaving strip, and wrap a chunk of masking tape round one finish to make it simpler to weave by the strips.

Beginning about 2″ in from the top of your cardboard slots, start to weave the weaving strip underneath and over every group till you get to the opposite facet.

Be sure that to depart a 6″ tail at your starting spot (you’ll lengthen this on the finish). As a result of the cardboard is so full, the primary row of weaving would be the hardest because it’s tough to inform one group from one other.

Simply do the very best you may—when you get just a few strips into the flawed bunch, it received’t make a distinction on the finish.

When you get to the opposite finish along with your weaving strip, make a U-turn by going over or underneath the final bunch (whichever is required relying on the place you find yourself), and weave your approach again to the opposite facet (it needs to be a lot simpler this time).

As you end every row, straighten out the weaved strip along with your fingers and slide it as near the row earlier than it as you may.

Repeat the weaving course of till you’re about 2″ from the cardboard slots on the opposite finish of the rug. Be sure that to concentrate to the width of your rug as you go, and hold it as whilst you may.

The sort of weaving offers you a number of management over your width since you may merely tighten or loosen your strip as you make the flip at every finish.

Once you get to the top of your weaving strip, you’ll need to be a part of a brand new strip to the prevailing one so you may carry on weaving.

Reduce a slot into the top of your weaving strip and the start of your new strip, and pull an inch or two of your new strip by the slot on the prevailing strip.

Move the tail finish of your new strip by the slot on the brand new strip and pull tight. Now you’ve got an extended strip! Preserve doing that every time that you must prolong your weaving strip.

Make Your Own Woven Rag Rug abeautifulmess.com Step Six: To complete the ends, make a U-turn across the final bunch the place your weaving ended, and thread your weaving strip down by the primary uncovered part of your final row of weaving (see above photograph).

Pull tight. Once more, cross over to the following uncovered weaving and thread down by that part and pull tight. Proceed till you attain the top, and tie your weaving strip onto one of many strips within the final group of strips.

Repeat course of on the alternative finish (you’ll have to hitch a strip to elongate the tail of your starting weaving strip first).

Make Your Own Woven Rag Rug abeautifulmess.com Step Seven: You’re virtually accomplished! Simply place a ruler or a chunk of cardboard inside the place you need to trim your ends and use cloth scissors to trim the surplus items. As soon as the ends are reduce, you may take away the cardboard backing.

You probably did it! You simply made a rug!

Make Your Own Woven Rag Rug abeautifulmess.comMake Your Own Woven Rag Rug abeautifulmess.com Make Your Own Woven Rag Rug abeautifulmess.com I’m fairly pleased with my first try at rug making. I believe it’s simply what our area wanted (the colour seems to be so good with the DIY concrete countertop).

Should you desire to purchase a home made rug, take a look at Elsie’s favourite rugs on Etsy (or our favourite rugs underneath $250). xo, Laura

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Woven Rag Rug

The best way to make a woven rag rug from torn cloth items.

  • 3
    king-size
    flat sheets
    cotton

  1. Use your ruler and marker to make a mark each 2″ throughout the longest facet of every of your bedsheets. Use cloth scissors to make a 2″ reduce at every mark.

  2. At every reduce, rip the material aside, and it ought to tear evenly all the way in which throughout the sheet. Repeat course of till every sheet is ripped into even strips. Separate strips by coloration and sample.

  3. On every of the quick ends of your cardboard, begin 2″ from every finish and mark 2″ lengthy strains each 1/2″. Use scissors to chop 2″ slots at every mark. 

  4. Collect three cloth strips of assorted colours into a gaggle, fold the group in half lengthwise, and place one finish into the primary slot (it ought to dangle over the sting just a few inches).

    Place the opposite finish into the corresponding spot on the alternative facet. If in case you have a number of strings hanging off the edges of your strips, try to pull the massive clumps of strings off earlier than you place into the cardboard slots. Repeat this course of for every strip throughout the cardboard. It should get fairly full after you’ve got just a few teams positioned, however simply hold going till you’re accomplished.

  5. Designate one coloration as your weaving strip, and wrap a chunk of masking tape round one finish to make it simpler to weave by the strips. Beginning about 2″ in from the top of your cardboard slots, start to weave the weaving strip underneath and over every group till you get to the opposite facet.

    Be sure that to depart a 6″ tail at your starting spot (you’ll lengthen this on the finish). As a result of the cardboard is so full, the primary row of weaving would be the hardest because it’s tough to inform one group from one other. Simply do the very best you may, and when you get just a few strips into the flawed bunch, it received’t make a distinction on the finish.

  6. When you get to the opposite finish along with your weaving strip, make a U-turn by going over or underneath the final bunch (whichever is required relying on the place you find yourself), and weave your approach again to the opposite facet (it needs to be a lot simpler this time). As you end every row, straighten out the weaved strip along with your fingers and slide it as near the row earlier than it as you may.

    Repeat the weaving course of till you’re about 2″ from the cardboard slots on the opposite finish of the rug. Be sure that to concentrate to the width of your rug as you go, and hold it as whilst you may. The sort of weaving offers you a number of management over your width since you may merely tighten or loosen your strip as you make the flip at every finish.

  7. Once you get to the top of your weaving strip, you’ll need to be a part of a brand new strip to the prevailing one so you may carry on weaving. Reduce a slot into the top of your weaving strip and the start of your new strip.

    Pull an inch or two of your new strip by the slot on the prevailing strip. Move the tail finish of your new strip by the slot on the brand new strip, and pull tight. Now you’ve got an extended strip! Preserve doing that every time that you must prolong your weaving strip.

  8. To complete the ends, make a U-turn across the final bunch the place your weaving ended, and thread your weaving strip down by the primary uncovered part of your final row of weaving (see above photograph). Pull tight. Once more, cross over to the following uncovered weaving and thread down by that part and pull tight.

    Proceed till you attain the top, and tie your weaving strip onto one of many strips within the final group of strips. Repeat course of on the alternative finish (you’ll have to hitch a strip to elongate the tail of your starting weaving strip first).

  9. Place a ruler or a chunk of cardboard inside the place you need to trim your ends and use cloth scissors to trim the surplus items. As soon as the ends are reduce, you may take away the cardboard backing.

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