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Recycled Rag Rug

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Category Other
Style Funky, Casual, Retro / Vintage, Cute, Whimsical, Traditional
Jedek on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Recycled old ratty T-shirts

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What are you most proud of? I recently taught two groups of children, around 40 in all to make a simple rag rug out of old t-shirts, it was a very successful project.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Start collecting and have quite a few t-shirts ready because once you start it comes together quickly.

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How do you crochet the braids together? I have done this in the past w/woven fabric and made into bowls or waste baskets, but just tacked the rows together. For a rug, I would imagine you would need something sturdier.

07/16/2013 Flag

Actually I have only tacked the rug together, it seems to be holding well, I did the stitches very close together though

07/20/2013 Flag

I'm new to Craftsy. I see your rag rug and want to make one but I don't see where the instructions are. HELP!

11/20/2013 Flag

I would LOVE to know as well. I am knew and a Very Much a Beginner, but would LOVE to be able to do this one. I really LOVE it! I would like to know where the instructions are as well. Thanks for posting this question Terris...

02/23/2014 Flag

same here

04/16/2014 Flag

When I helped my great granny (I was about 9) make a rag rug she let me work on the tacking. I remember using a very heavy duty thread. I think upholstery thread or the heavier fishing line since these threads are more durable than regular sewing thread. I found these more suitable when repairing the antique rugs for historic homes or museums and even the antique rugs that people just wanted for their own homes..

03/17/2014 Flag

This project is a very useful for bonding with your children or grandchildren. For me I was a great-grandchild and learned so many things that were and had been lost in time. Whether it turns out good or bad, you've bonded with that special person, laugh about it and enjoy that time together. This brings the true enjoyment in your heart and mind long after the other isn't around anymore.

03/17/2014 Flag

Want to make one of these!

03/28/2014 Flag