Braided Rag Rugs In 4 Steps
Braided Rugs are not difficult to make, and can in fact be made of almost anything that you wish to use. The following step by step process with help you in creating your own braided rug!
What Is Needed
You’ll first need to gather your materials. Also, you’ll also need some heavy duty string or thread to tie the braided rug together when you are through.
Step 1 – You’ll Need a Spindle
To start with, you will need some kind of a spindle that will not move. A door knob works perfectly well for making a braided rug if you have nothing else around that you can use.
Step 2 – Cut the Strips
You’ll have to judge how wide to cut the strips. Generally two inches wide is plenty, however, you may find that with thinner material you may want to make the strips wider. On the other hand, if the material is thick, you may want to make them less than the two inches wide.
Step 3 – Start the Braid
Tie off your material to the door knob using three strips and start the braid. Braiding the rug is the same process as you would braid hair. Pull the strips kind of tight so there is no slack, but not too tight. To join the strips together, hold them at a right angle to one another and sew them together. This first braid will determine the size of the rug, and can be adjusted to meet your needs.
Step 4 – Lace it Up
Using the heavy duty string or thread, begin lacing the rug up. Make any necessary adjustments to the size so it meets your needs. Then begin lacing up it up just as you would lace your shoes, going back and forth between the braids. Make sure you do this on a flat surface to keep the rug flat.