Thick and Warm Crazy Rug





Introduction: Thick and Warm Crazy Rug

This is a super easy rug to make and it is a lot of fun!  You will need about 5 yards of T-shirt material or something similar that coils up easily when stretched. You will also need a square (or any shape) of fabric for the base. The one I made is about 15" x 20" and it is super plush.

Step 1: Base of Rug

Cut out a piece of fabric that measures 15" x 20" after you fold and hem in the sides.

Step 2: Cut Strips of Fabric

Next cut long strips one inch wide of the T-shirt fabric.

Step 3: Sew Rug

Take the long pieces of material and stretch them out so that they coil, then cut them into about 4 inch lengths. Line them up on the base and start sewing them right down the center, sewing each row close to the previous row. Each row should be separated by about an inch or inch and a half.

Step 4: Great Time Saver!

Here is a great time saver! Line up a couple thin strips of tape (sticky side up) and place the fabric coils across them. Take the taped row and sew it down  the center on to the base. Once you sew it down simply remove the tape.

Step 5: That's All There Is to It

Keep sewing until you fill the base.



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    I wonder if old terry towels would be a good fabric to use in place of the t-shirt material.

    You can bet this will be my very next project! I just loved it!

    this is so kool

    i like the color! can you wash the rug? i've been thinking of making something like this. i don't have a sewing machine, would it work by hand?

    Why couldn't you use a mesh backing and pull them thru and tie off in knots. I'm thinking about the non slip rubber backing you use under rugs to keep them in place.

    Beginner here. I don't quite understand what is going on in this step. Can someone explain? Maybe the photo is just confusing me.

    As a note, you won't be sewing on top of the tape strips, just down the middle. :-)

    This step shows how to hold together many of the 4 inch strips at once using the tape. This way, you can place the whole strip of taped together pieces onto the base fabric and sew them down. Its just a speedier way of sewing it.