Yesterday I posted about my
lovely fabric rug
and today I'm going to tell you how I
to read yesterdays post.
This project wasn't difficult, even with a puppy running and laying down on the fabric while working on it, I could have finished this in a day.
You will love creating your own rug and will it last? Depending on the fabric you pick and scotch guarding it , it should last a long time.
Here is what I used
to make my rug to about 6 by 9
4 yards of Heavy
These days you can get it in variety of colors, designs and textures. You want to make sure its medium to heavy use upholstery material, you'll be walking on it a lot and you want it to last.
For the under layer to make it more heaver I used painters drop cloth
I bought the canvas drop cloth at Home Depot, its heaver then the drop cloth I purchased at Lowes. I picked up a 6 by 9 for about $10, I also used the extra one I had to make the border.
I bough this tacky spray to spray the layers together but it didn't hold up for the heavy material, it does say that on the back....I'm not much for reading directions on labels I guess. Buy a big bottle of Fabri-Tac it works and its my favorite fabric glue.
You need heavy thread to stitch through the layers of the fabric and canvas.
Heavy duty needles
I used jean and leather needles
A hand needle and thread
I made little knots in and around the rug for extra support. Like quilters knots.
good music or a favorite TV show
If I forget to mention anything or you have a question email me and I'll be happy to answer just click on my contact page up top.
Okay lets get started
First, figure out your measurements for the size you want and do you cutting, I waited to cut of the extra fabric after I applied it to the drop cloth.
Lay our your drop cloth, you might want to iron it to get the wrinkles out. I didn't, it wasn't to wrinkled and I'm not a fan of ironing.