In the Studio

Braid-A-Long 2012 Day 4 – Finishing The Rug!

Hi Everyone!

As promised I told you I’d be back later in the week to wrap this Braid-A-Long up and show you the finish.

Just remember, you can join the  Sewingforlife! Project Group  anytime to share with everyone your own braided rug.  I’d love to see your work!

Finishing the braid is rather simple.  All you need to do is weave in the three strands of yarn  and then sew back and forth with your zig-zag stitch until you’ve locked in these loose ends.DSCF0927DSCF0931 DSCF0933

Trim the yarns and thread and YOU ARE FINISHED!!!

Stand back and admire your new rug!  Congrats!DSCF0944

Till later!

~Cathy

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10 thoughts on “Braid-A-Long 2012 Day 4 – Finishing The Rug!”

  1. Very nice. It’s hard to believe your regular sewing machine can handle this work, but I guess the tee shirts are not so hard to push the needle through. My 1630 doesn’t like going over jeans fabric! But then, I never liked this Bernina as much as I did my 930. Maybe I need a new one??? Any old excuse will do!
    Love, MOM

  2. Can you give an estimate how many t-shirts you used? I want to make a specific color rug for my kitchen. How big is the rug? I love your instructions. I cannot wait to get started.

    1. Hi Michelle,
      Maybe this post will help. https://sewingforlife.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/who-wants-to-do-a-braid-a-long/

      I’ll put that link on this particular post. It is hard to define exactly how many t-shirts because it all depends on how big of a shirt you are using. 10-12 t-shirts will make a rug between 30-36″ in diameter,provided you use ALL the t-shirt. Some people don’t like to use the top portion of the shirt so you’d need more shirts. If you want more color, more shirts. I just cut up as I go, and see how the colors are playing. It doesn’t take long!

      Good luck!

      ~Cathy

      1. You are GREAT!! Now I can follow along thru the whole project. Thanks so much for posting this. 🙂

  3. Hi this is one of the best tute seeing this rag rug with good pics thanx, saw others that were good . this rocks love the site renee by

  4. Thanks so much for this tutorial. It is exactly what I’ve been looking for! Now I just need to find enough old t-shirts to give it a try. 🙂

  5. Oh, I am so going to make one of these….I just have to wait for a sale at the thrift store…I love the colours on yours.

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