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Make Your Own Woven Rag Rug

Anybody could make this woven rag rug, and it’s SO straightforward to customise it to be any measurement, form, or colour you want in your house.

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

You probably have a number of previous bedsheets round, that is the proper approach to make use of them (and get an lovable rug out of the method).

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Provides:
-3 king-size flat cotton bedsheets

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

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Step One: Use your ruler and marker to make a mark each 2″ throughout the longest facet of every of your bedsheets. Use material scissors to make a 2″ reduce at every mark.

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

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Step Three: On every of the brief ends of your cardboard, begin 2″ from every finish and mark 2″ lengthy traces each 1/2″. Use scissors to chop 2″ slots at every mark. 

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Step 4: Collect three material strips of varied colours into a gaggle, fold the group in half lengthwise, and place one finish into the primary slot (it ought to cling over the sting a number of inches).

Place the opposite finish into the corresponding spot on the alternative facet. You probably have a number of strings hanging off the edges of your strips, attempt 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 could have a number of teams positioned, however simply preserve going till you’re finished.

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

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

Ensure to go away 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 most effective you may—if you happen to get a number of strips into the mistaken bunch, it gained’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. Ensure to concentrate to the width of your rug as you go, and preserve it as at the same time as you may.

This sort of weaving provides 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.

If you get to the tip 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 tip 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 could have an extended strip! Hold doing that every time it’s worthwhile to lengthen your weaving strip.

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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 picture).

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 tip, 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).

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Step Seven: You’re virtually finished! Simply place a ruler or a bit of cardboard inside the place you need to trim your ends and use material 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!

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Make 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 house wanted (the colour appears to be like so good with the DIY concrete countertop).

In case you want to purchase a hand-crafted rug, try Elsie’s favourite rugs on Etsy (or our favourite rugs underneath $250). xo, Laura

Searching for extra DIY rug tutorials?

Woven Rag Rug

Find out how to make a woven rag rug from torn material 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 material 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 best way throughout the sheet. Repeat course of till every sheet is ripped into even strips. Separate strips by colour and sample.

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

  4. Collect three material strips of varied colours into a gaggle, fold the group in half lengthwise, and place one finish into the primary slot (it ought to cling over the sting a number of inches).

    Place the opposite finish into the corresponding spot on the alternative facet. You probably have a number of strings hanging off the edges of your strips, attempt 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 could have a number of teams positioned, however simply preserve going till you’re finished.

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

    Ensure to go away 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 most effective you may, and if you happen to get a number of strips into the mistaken bunch, it gained’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. Ensure to concentrate to the width of your rug as you go, and preserve it as at the same time as you may. This sort of weaving provides 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. If you get to the tip 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 tip 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 could have an extended strip! Hold doing that every time it’s worthwhile to lengthen 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 picture). 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 tip, 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 bit of cardboard inside the place you need to trim your ends and use material scissors to trim the surplus items. As soon as the ends are reduce, you may take away the cardboard backing.

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