Braided flannel rug

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I love all the colours! It really brightens our loo! I used six different flannel prints in this rug. I also like that I have made it using sheets that I was otherwise ready to throw out. What advice would you give someone starting this project? My sewing machine complained alot sewing the thickness of this project. Drove me insane! The top thread was constantly breaking and there'd be a tangle of thread on the bottom. If anyone knows what causes this and how to fix it I'd LOVE to hear from them!

What you will need

  • Both my kids are out of the cot now so I had quite a few flannel sheets that I'd no longer be needing. So I've recycled those
  • as well as the flannel baby receiving blankets I used for my son.

Q&A with Sarah Becker

lizrev asked:
Could be that the top stitch tension is out of sync with the bobbin tension. The top stitch tension was way to tight or the bobbin tension way too loose. My machine has a screw on the bobbin casing that you just keep turning slightly with a screwdriver until the stitches are even on a fabric test strip.
Sarah Becker answered:
Thanks Liz, I will give that a go!
MrsMaryD asked:
Sarah Becker answered:
Mary, you dont need a pattern, it is so easy and you can make any shape you like. Rip some strips of fabric, make a long braid, then just wind them back and forth zigzagging the edges together as you go!

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