I love pretty fabric. Even better....I like pretty fabric for a good price! Weird, huh?! Fabric.com is often my go to site that meets both my criteria. This next project is no exception.
We've all seen those absolutely gorgeous zig zag rugs (or if you want to sound cool you can call it chevron), especially the famous and very trendy elm rug, that I am personally in love with. But NOT loving the price though. So naturally I wanted to make one. J/k. I would never naturally want to make a rug, but going against my nature and the sane advice of my husband, I still decided to make one. I've found awesome tutorials about painting one here and here, but after my failed attempt to paint some fat stripes on my bedroom curtains, I decided against this option.
And then it hit me! I love fabric! I know where to get cheap and pretty fabric.I should make a fabric rug. Ok...it didn't really hit me first. I saw it on a blog, but now I can't remember where.
Here's my inspiration:
(West Elm rug, from Four Walls and a Roof)
(Madeline Weinrib rug in Nicole Balch's home, from Making it Lovely)
And here's mine!!!! Not bad, heh?
I don't have pictures of the process, but I will write a few instructions and it shouldn't be very hard to follow them. All in all, it wasn't very hard to make.
What you'll need:
- 2 yards of fabric. I got mine here
-5 x 8 Rug Gripper
Step 2: Start layering all your pieces, preferably without any toys flying around and landing on your project, because that never happened to me before:)
Step 3: Spray the glue unto your dropcloth and then carefully place the fabric on top, smoothing out any bubbles or wrinkles.
Step 4: Pin all your pieces together. Fold your fabric over to the back and sew all the pieces together.
Step 5: Cut any excess fabric
Step 6: is actually literally a step....because you need to step back an enjoy your new rug!!!!
With love, from Lindsay
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