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The Easiest Braided Rag Rug

By: Marie-Madeline Studio

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
This image courtesy of mariemadelinestudio.typepad.com

Project Type: Make a Project

Time to complete: Weekend project

Sewn by: Machine

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Rag rugs are such run to make and the best part is that everyone can join in with making it. They are great for using up scraps and you can make them from as many, or as few, colors as you like. You can also decide what shape you would like. Once the strips have been braided it is a simple matter of winding it round and round until it is the size.

Brings back memories of my mother's braided rug in the hall. I would like to make one but I was a bit disappointed in the pattern. Should you cut the strips on the bias and what do you do with the raw edges? Will they fray? I would like more detail in the pattern. It is a good way to use up left over fabric.

Oh my my this is such a pretty rug and someone would think you paid a fortune for it. This is an excellent way to use up those leftover fabrics. I love the fabrics colors they used for the rug. I have never tried to make a braided rug before or never seen them done. I love the idea that you can pick out some pretty fabrics and come out with a masterpiece. This is one great tutorial to see with the pictures to look at to help you to make it. A must for me and soon.

This looks like just a great project. I love rugs and regularly switch them round to change the look of rooms. I do have a question though Can one use any fabrics at all? I have lots and lots of scraps but they are all different kinds of fabrics cotton, polyester, stretchy, not stretchy, etc. Would it be ok to mix them all up together or will it have an affect the rug?

Another project I am going to learn to make which is easy. I have always wanted to attempt it and with this braided rag rug instruction I shall.

I have tried quite a few times to make a rag rug using small pieces and a hessian backing I think this is a much easier method. I wonder if the best way to sew it together would be with a curved upholstery needle? That way you could just to a running stitch along the middle of the outside row, catching it to the inside row as you go along.

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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