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The Easiest Braided Rag Rug


Updated November 10, 2014
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No need to wonder how to make a rug anymore. Thanks to The Easiest Braided Rag Rug tutorial, you can do up your do-it-yourself home decor in no time. Make a rug that will contribute color and pizazz to a bland room from these simple sewing instructions. DIY rugs like this one are well worth the work because they add an extra element to any living space. You will be amazed how time flies when you created this DIY rug! This would make a great kids room idea as it is sturdy, cheap, and cute!

The Easiest Braided Rag Rug
The Easiest Braided Rag Rug
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Project Type: Make a Project

Time to complete: Weekend project

Sewn by: Machine


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Such a classic old pattern, my grandmother used to make her braided rugs out of old clothing and sewing scraps. Seems our immediate ancestors knew a lot about recycling. Each strip of the fabric is sewn to the next strip to create one long roll of braiding material. You will need three balls of this material to make the braid. You can sew the strips together by machine or by hand. If you are a visual learner try searching for "Braided Rag Rug Instructions" on Youtube.

How did you sew this together i seem where some people asked but did not see your answer. all so is it suppose to be one long braid?

I tried to get the pattern and it gave me an error. I really want to try this rug. My great Aunt used to have a loom to make them.

I love braided rugs! Thank you so much for this. It would be nice to see how you sewed the 3 pieces onto the braided tail & how you sewed the rug together. I'm thinking you must sew it where both sides are included or the rug would look together on one side and not on the other. Not sure how you accomplish that & keep the rug flat on the floor. Can you help?


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