Learning a new skill can seem insignificant but can change the course of your life!
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.
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.
Fast forward to the present. I'm still working on a rug. Just started a new one in fact.
Now, all these years later, I have made several rugs that we still use and are beautiful on our floors. And I'm working 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. We will see when I get it going.
How to get your copy of Rags to Rugs: Step by step instructions to make your own Rag Rug
If you are here because you love rag rugs and you would like to learn the ins and outs of creating your own handcrafted beautiful rug, then give this instructional eBook a try. The original four blog posts have been combined into this eBook.
Buy it, print it, make your own rug! Send me a photo of your progress!
NOT CONVINCED? There's a special offer to get the first chapter for FREE at the end of the post.
Rags to Rug eBook
I like taking something old and remaking it into a new useful item. Like taking old fabric and making new rugs! I never thought I would create an ebook but so many loved the series and I wanted to add more information and tips. So I took all the posts in the Rag Rug series plus some new information and Rags to Rugs was born.
I've added more details and even filmed a video recently about how to join fabric without sewing. All of it was a fun new adventure with helping others to create rag rugs.
REasons to get the ebook
- you want clear printable instructions
- color pictures detailing ripping fabric, creating a base, making knots, increasing and decreasing and finishing the rug off
- creative ideas for locating fabric and finding time to work
Still not convinced?
Well I want you to have the opportunity to try it before you buy so check out the first chapter before you make your decision!
Chapter one includes
- How much fabric you need
- Rule for the width of your strips
- Assembly line cutting
- And some helpful hints!
Get your FREE chapter!
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