HACK #4: HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN RUG FROM SMALLER RUGS
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN DIY RUG
Here’s what materials you’ll need:
1 large plastic yarn stitching needle.
1 skein of heavy duty yarn (ask what will work for heavy traffic) .
STEP 1- GET SOME RAG RUGS
So, if you don’t have a crazy Kohl’s experience like I did- no worries. You can pick up rag rugs many places. Our dollar store has really small ones, you can get them at Homegoods, and lots of other places. Rag rugs work best for this process because we’re going to stitch through the strands. Do a little math to figure out how big you want your final rug and how many small ones you’ll need to combine to get that size. I needed 4 total rugs.
STEP 2- ARRANGE YOUR LAYOUT
Lay out your rugs on a flat surface and line up the edges to form a seam.
STEP 3- THREAD YOUR NEEDLE
We used a plastic needle intended for yarn. The plastic is important because it was pliable and we could bend it a bit as we stitched. We also picked a pretty neutral color that would just disappear into the rug- you actually don’t notice the seam at all!
STEP 4- STITCH YOUR SEAMS
Now, you guys know I don’t sew very much, but this was so simple. I just started at one end, on the underside and looped over and under, combining the two together. I’m sure there’s a name for this stitch, but just remember over under, over under. Continue along all the seams and just tie a knot on the underside whenever you reach an end.
That’s it! That’s all there is to it. I told you it was crazy simple!
Look how awesome it looks paired with the dining room table we made.