Have you heard of a t-shirt rug before? I found this idea on Pinterest at least 5 months ago and finally thought I’d give it a try. Click here to visit the site I got the idea from.
I got some shirts from my mom and sister-in-law. I chose 7 shirts and started making strips using my rotary cutter. I cut strips that were 5½” long by 1½” wide. I kept one shirt for the base of the rug. I used the front and back of the shirt for a strong base. Then I serged the perimeter of the base. I measured 1″ in each corner and marked it with a colored pencil (for material). Then I measured ⅔” between markings. I only measured 1 row. I folded the shirt up and started to snip. I used the slits for the previous row as a guide to make the next row. Make sense, right? I did that until I reached the marked corners…the end of the shirt. In between the rows, I made a ⅔” space. I knew I would need to add rows to make my rug fluffy. Here is my rug:
Here is the view of the back:
The website where this idea is from, suggested putting it in a lingerie bag to wash it. I don’t have a lingerie bag nor do I want to purchase one. So to be clever, I sewed each row down…that way, none of them will get away. Lol. Here is the back again, up close!
Cool idea, huh? I think it took me about 6 hours to complete, which includes all the measuring, cutting, and sewing. Watching TV helped pass the time. Ooh, and just a a side note, I didn’t do it all in one day. I spread it out over a 2 day period. Another good thing…it’s a very inexpensive activity & possible gift for someone, or for yourself! 🙂 Enjoy!
Try it out & let me know!
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