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… Read More Braid-A-Long 2012 Day 4 – Finishing The Rug!
HI Braiders!!! Did you finish your practice starter braids yet? Are you ready to braid in some new colors? I sure hope so! Already we’ve had some questions about how to change colors so the timing is really perfect to show you how. The first thing I want you to remember is that the WRONG… Read More Braid-A-Long 2012 Day 3 – Attaching A New Color
Hi Braid-A-Longers and Freinds, It’s day 2 on our Braid-A-Long and I bet you are all getting super antsy to start braiding that t-shirt yarn you’ve cut up aren’t you? So today’s lesson is all how to START the braid, and here’s what I want you to do. We are going to practice. Yes, practice. We… Read More Braid-A-Long 2012 Day 2 – Starting A Braid
Hi all you crafters and up-cyclers out there! Today is Day 1 of Braid-A-Long 2012 and I hope you are ready to take on this really fun little project! If you haven’t gathered your supplies just yet don’t worry, you can do that as we go along. For a full list of what you’ll need… Read More Braid-A-Long 2012 Day 1 – Prepare Your T-Shirt Yarn
Friends, I have been getting a lot of traffic lately and questions about that t-shirt braided rug I did last year (see the sidebar) and thought now might be a good time to do a fun sew-a-long (Braid-A-Long) with a braided rug as our feature! So who’s in? And what better timing to get rid… Read More Who Wants To Do a Braid-A-Long?
I finished the t-shirt rug this afternoon. I had three blue t-shirts to round off the end of it. The rug is a little bit bigger than the last one I did, but still small enough to fit in the bathroom or in the hallway.I really, really LOVE the colors in this one, but that’s… Read More 2nd T-Shirt Rug is Done!
Friends, Remember my 2nd attempt at a little braided t-shirt rug I was working on? Yes…that one. Okay, okay. So I got up to the top of the stairs today and I didn’t feel like coming down because it hurts, so I decided to sit at the sewing machine instead and psyche myself up to… Read More The Other Braided T-Shirt Rug Zig Zag Experiment!
The braided t-shirt rug is all finished! I put the last stitch in this afternoon. I decided I wasn’t going to go an extra round of three more t-shirts as my hand was beginning to hurt from all the hand stitching. It was really becoming a nuisance, with some sharp pain, so I stopped. As… Read More The Rug Is Done!
Oh Heya! Seeing that I missed Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday to inspire me with some color combinations, I’m taking my next cue for the rug from St. Patrick’s Day! Three more t-shirts got cut up last night and the rug is getting bigger… For the braiding, I’ve been sitting in front of the TV… Read More How about some Irish Colors for my rug?
They just keep coming. Even though I give plenty of them away, the closets just keep getting stuffed with those t-shirts! Here’s a whole bunch of them pulled right from the drawers. Even though there’s still more to give away I’m tempted to see if I can’t make use of some of these and turn… Read More More Stash Bustin! Making A Rug With All Those T-Shirts!