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Make A Braided Rag Rug

Make A Braided Rag Rug
My mum threw me 2 bundles of old bed sheets she found during spring cleaning. She knows that I love to recycle and able to make something good out from them. In support of the Earth Hour campaign, I am going to spend the whole March making recycle handmade and will switch off my lights for 1 hour on March 27, 8:30pm. Hope you will do so too The first idea that came across my mind was rag rug, yes, with all this rotten bed sheets I can make lots of rag rugs. I love the touch of this braided rag rug….. it is rough!!! Let’s go and see how I make this 22″ x 16″ oval shape braided rag rug {Get full details on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners Related:  Braided Rag Rugsbricolage créatif

Secrets of the No-Sew Rag Rug Thank you for visiting Little House in the Suburbs. If you like what you see, please check out OUR BOOK. I thought that with all of the emphasis on recycling and reusing these days, a no-sew rag rug post would be more common. However, in my own internet research, I find that it’s something of a unicorn. It follows the same principle that we all used in making those funny cotton loop potholders–under, over, under, over. See? No-Sew Homemade Rag Rug (Or trivet, potholder, centerpiece, place mat, what-have-you.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Depending on your material, your rug may not want to lie flat if you turn it too quickly, so you may not get to tuck EVERY strand into the original braid. 6. 7. You can’t see, but there’s SIX strips now. Intermission: WHEW, this is way harder to explain than it is to do! Let’s also pause to learn how to join (slip-knot) strips to each other: Cut a hole in the ends of both strips you want to join. Back to our regularly scheduled tutorial… 8. 9. 9. 10. Ivory Like this:

Free Pattern – Crochet Drawstring Bag I am so glad that my blog’s migration is finally over, phew!!! After numerous sleepless nights fighting against broken links, fine tune the layout (still doing though), adding plugins, widgets, blah blah blah…. I am back to posting again, YAY!!! As promised, here is my first free pattern for the drawstring bag made from T-shirt yarn, yup, another recycle project for the environment. You can click the image below to get the free pattern link in acrobat .pdf format. Before you jump into the free pattern, below are some of the tips on how to get it done. Switching Yarn Color The beauty of T-shirt yarn is that you can make a nice adhere joint for color switching. Cut the 2 ends in slanting shape. Apply glue at a length of 1.5 inch. Wrap the outer yarn onto the inner and make it into tubular form as always. Eyelet installation We need to have eyelets fit at the hole we made to run a draw-string. Drawstring After finish crochet the drawstring, run it through the eyelet holes.

Recycle | Woven Rag Rug Thank you for all the great feedback for liking my Braided Rag Rug. I understand that not everyone has a sewing machine or/and able to sew, so I created this no-sew version for the non-sewer who like to recycle their bed sheets or de-stash their fabrics to make this feet cozy Woven Rag Rug. This tutorial doesn’t require any loom for weaving; just use a sturdy corrugated carton box from your recycle pile. I hope everyone can do their part on greening the Earth again and reduce the rubbish that loaded the landfill. {Get full details on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners

Rug Braiding Instruction Rug Braiding Instructions Our lives are so hectic today that few of us have the time to create these beautiful pieces of art. But for those who do, you will enjoy this instructional article. The addition of a handmade rug to the home is always a cause for pride. To be able to accomplish this easily and with satisfying results every time, is almost unbelievable. Selection of Fabric-Fabrics most adaptable are wool and cotton. Condition of fabric determines how long rug will wear; therefore, use new or almost new material. Proper preparation of braiding strips is very important. Braiders for strip folding may be used. Braiding-The braid described here is called three-strand braid. Shape of Rug-For an oval rug, begin with center braid which measures as long as the difference between width and length of finished rug. The directions for a round rug are similar except that you begin rug in form of a spiral. After rug is complete, it may require light pressing with a damp cloth and a hot iron.

Recycle Tutorial – Making Of T-Shirt Yarn Recycle TutorialTools & Materials: 1. T-shirts (those without side-seam) 2. A pair of sharp scissors Place the T-shirt flat on the floor or working table. We only need the bottom-halve portion of the T-shirt. Cut horizontally from sleeve to sleeve as shown above. Fold the T-shirt from side to side, leaving an inch allowance as shown. Cut into strips as shown, remember not to cut the 1 inch allowance. Finish cutting the T-shirt from top to bottom evenly. Unfold the 1 inch allowance and it will look as shown below. The next process is to make a slant cut from strip 1 to strip 2, strip 2 to strip 3 and so on in order to create a continuous strip for the whole T-shirt. I purposely leave the first strip uncut until I have finished all. Now, I have a loooooooong strip of continuous T-shirt yarn waiting for the next process. Next is to turn the strip into a tubular yarn. See, the strip will curl and form a tubular shape after the tug. I have finished making the drawstring bag as shown above.

Christmas | Project | Pom-Pom Tree Pom Pom Christmas TreeTo make: 1 (multiply the quantity with the numbers of tree you would like to make)Materials: 1. Pom Pom, 1″ diameter, green = 28, red = 1 2. Wood block, square, 2 pcs. 3. Bead garland, (small bead) 4. Gather the tools and materials as listed above. which is clear in color, quick drying and tacky. Glue 3 pom-poms into a ring then glue 1 on top of it. Glue 5 and 7 pom-poms in ring respectively. Add few drops of glue at the bottom of the 7 pom-poms ring, place it on the 12 pom-poms circle. Repeat the same to add a 5 pom-poms ring on them. Finally, add the 4 pom-poms top on. Stack 2 square wood blocks together and glue them with the adhesive. Glue ribbon to embellish it. Glue the pom-pom tree on the wood stand. Lastly, add a red pom-pom on the tree top and a ribbon around it with a bow. {More photos and story on Page 1.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners

Varieties Of Braided Rag Rugs Braided rugs are one of the three types of traditional rugs that have remained well known. (The other two are hooked rugs and loom woven rugs.) However, it is only the 3-strand standard braid which is still in widespread use. There are a wide variety of braids: Standard braids With standard braids, the outermost strands are brought to the center of the braid. In the photo, at left is a standard 3-strand braid, and at right is a 4-strand flat braid. Flat braids With flat braids, the more strands used, the wider the braid becomes. (Note: I'm still getting questions about the difference between standard braids and flat braids, so hopefully another photo will help to clear things up a bit. Right hand (or left hand) braids for braided-in rugs These were flat braids worked only from one direction. Plaits Plaits are made of 4 to 12 strands and are all made by working over and under one strand at a time. False Braids Ladder Braids In ladder braids, there is one strand which doesn't 'move'.

20 DIY Ideas For Scarf Which Is Going To Be Trendy This Spring 2013 Hey my beautiful ladies! Today I’m here with a beautiful post that is called “20 DIY Ideas For Scarf Which Are Going To Be Trendy This Spring 2013”. The Spring is coming and like real fashionistas, we should all be prepared. The scarves can be very expensive, but why spending money when we can make a stylish scarf at home. I hope that you have found this post interesting and useful.

5 Minute Memory Wire Bracelets I have to say, I never used Memory Wire. Not until I stumbled upon an idea while visiting my local bead store. I saw a necklace there that looked interesting. It looked like a floating bead necklace, except I could tell it was not clear beading wire that was used, but something else, that really defined the round shape of the necklace. Simple memory wire bracelets. Here is the supplies and tool you need other than beads. Heavy duty wire cutter (yes, Memory Wire is tough to cut and you will damage your wire cutter), pick either a chain nose pliers or round nose pliers. First I cut a full circle from the Memory Wire. Then I added beads and cut the tubing. Put tubing on the exposed wire... then using pliers, I made a loop on one end and a small hook on the other. Here are the bracelets I made. linked up to

How To Braid A No Sew Rag Rug Edit Article Joining Strips Edited by, Krystle, Puddy, Mop and Bucket and 2 others A rag rug is an excellent way to recycle old t-shirts, socks, sheets, and, well, anything you can cut into strips! There are many ways to make a rag rug, but this article focuses on braiding, which means your only tools are your fingers--and these instructions. Ad Steps 1Cut strips of fabric 1-3 inches wide and remove seams. 11Once the rug is the width you want it across the middle, it's time to work yourself back down to 8 strips, then 6, 4, 2, and finally none in a way that doesn't throw off your overall shape. Joining Strips 1Cut a hole in the ends of both strips you want to join. 2Shove the new one through the old one. 3Then push the tail end of the new strip through its own hole and tug until snug. Video Tips The rug in this example was made with three shirts.