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Step by Step Instructions to Make Your Own Rag Rugs

2016, Rag RugKim Brush16 Comments

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Learning a new skill can seem insignificant but it really can change the course of your life! Making a rag rug with my daughter did just that for me!

8 years ago our family had an adventure in Branson, MO.  We visited Silver Dollar City and rode all the fun rides, ate funnel cakes, listened to Blue Grass music and . . . .learned some crafts from the vendors that were set up here and there.

Making rugs from scrap fabric is a wonderful way to create a handcrafted, beautiful and durable rug!  Check out these step by step instructions to make your own rag rugs - DaytoDayAdventures.com

My younger daughter was pretty interested in the rugs that one older lady was making.  The sweet woman pulled us both over to a bench and had us work on a couple of "starts" that she had available. 

It was so fun!

We bought a kit and my daughter worked on it a little but then lost interest.  However, I kept working on mine.   It was addicting!

Below are photos of the two larger rugs that I have completed.  Fast forward to the present.

  I'm still working on a rug.  Just started a new one in fact.

Making rugs from scrap fabric is a wonderful way to create a handcrafted, beautiful and durable rug!  Check out these step by step instructions to make your own rag rugs - DaytoDayAdventures.com
Making rugs from scrap fabric is a wonderful way to create a handcrafted, beautiful and durable rug!  Check out these step by step instructions to make your own rag rugs - DaytoDayAdventures.com

Now, all these years later, we still use the rugs and they are beautiful on our floors. They are durable, wash well and add a farm house feel to the rooms that they are in.

Now I want to share this skill with others!  My current rug project will be made from all the old jeans that my two sons and husband wore out the knees on that I have saved for several years.  Lots of wear left in that denim!  The two rugs I did in the past were the same size but I think this one is going to be longer and not as wide.  The perfect fit for in front of my sink and dishwasher. 

So what are the steps to making a rag rug?  I'm glad that you asked!  Below are the 8 steps to get a rag rug on your floor!  The Rags to Rugs ebook is complete but I want this awesome DIY skill in your hands so I'm gradually adding to this series bit by bit.  When it is complete you will be able to make your own rag rugs so I recommend that you bookmark or pin this post to come back to later.

Step by Step Instructions to Make a Rag Rug

1.  Reasons to make a rag rug

2.  How much fabric to make a Rag Rug?

3.  How long does will it take to make a Rag Rug?

4. How to join fabric without sewing

5.  Making the base of your rug

6.  Add rows to the base of the rag rug

7.  Finishing a rag rug and basic rug care (2/24/17)

8.  How do I get a needle?  (2/27/17)

Want it all now?  You can get the ad-free, printable .pdf for easy to follow instructions that you can take with you anywhere for just $5

If you purchase the ebook, then you are getting more detailed explanations than the blog posts above but if you want to make rugs for free then just be sure to visit each post! Plus you don't need to be on the internet to follow the directions.

 

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