Created by: Nana Jo 54
Project

rope and rag rug

What are you most proud of? I love how well it looks in the kitchen. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure you have plenty of cord and fabric. I used a 3/16 inch rope and 1.25 inch by 44 inch strips of fabric. It took 140 feet of rope and almost 3 yards of fabric. I started with an 18 inch section of wrapped rope folded over and started sewing with a double zigzag stitch and just kept going around until it was large enough to put on the floor by the sink.

You Can Make This

Nana Jo 54 made rope and rag rug with:

  • Cotton clothes line rope
  • cotton fabric and coordinating thread.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I love how well it looks in the kitchen. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure you have plenty of cord and fabric. I used a 3/16 inch rope and 1.25 inch by 44 inch strips of fabric. It took 140 feet of rope and almost 3 yards of fabric. I started with an 18 inch section of wrapped rope folded over and started sewing with a double zigzag stitch and just kept going around until it was large enough to put on the floor by the sink.

Q&A with Nana Jo 54

K Lee 2Strings asked:
What a super idea! It's a great rug! It must have taken a long time and a lot of hand stitching! 140 feet of rope? Wow!
Nana Jo 54 answered:
If you can use the as quarter inch clothes line it would take less time and rope. I used the 3/16 on mine. I was too impatient to wait until I could get to the store. Fleet Farm carries the quarter inch.

Skill Level

Beginner