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Rug making tutorial that shows you how to make a rag rug shown in the images above, both the smooth-edged and tasseled rugs. Both styles are very easy to make and use mostly t-shirts or other knit fabric. The rag rugs instructions are 49 pages and have many images and clear instructions for each step, including how to make a frame loom.
These are chunky, thick rugs. Weaving rag rugs is a fun and easy project and a great way to be able to make your own rug or gifts for family and friends.
The loom is easy to make for any skill level, but it is helpful to have a power drill (although hammer and nails would work). You will need a minimum of 2-2.5 t-shirts/knit garments (if larger-sized) per square foot of finished rug.
**PLEASE NOTE that this is a DIGITAL rag rug tutorial only. You will only receive a PDF file to download after purchase. You will not receive any hard copy tutorial, book, or rug. The tutorial is 4MB.
Table of Contents:
Rug Making in a Nutshell
Definition of Warp & Weft
2. THE FRAME LOOM: how to make a loom
Frame Loom Basics & Tools
Wood for the Loom
Making the Loom
3. FABRIC FOR THE RUG
Knit or Woven?
Number of T-shirts Needed
T-shirts with Writing or Images
Preparing your Fabric
4. CUTTING T-SHIRTS INTO STRIPS
5. WEAVING THE RUG
Warping the Loom .
Joining Fabric Strips
Weaving in the Weft
6. FINISHING RUG EDGES
7. CARE AND CLEANING
8. TASSEL RUG VARIATION
9. EXAMPLES OF CUTTING FABRIC STRIPS
These DIY rugs would be great for those looking for t-shirt crafts, ways to upcycle t-shirts, or unique home decor. You could also make other items based off the loom design, such as placemats, table runners, pillow forms, etc. (specific instructions for these are not included).
Tutorial Text and Images - Copyright by Kristin James. All rights reserved. No contents of the tutorial may be reproduced or distributed — mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying.
No refunds can be issued on digital download items. Please message me if any part of the instructions are unclear. I am more than willing to give you some guidance if needed.
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I will take returns of rugs within 7 days if you decide the item isn't right for you after all. The buyer will pay for return shipping. No refunds can be issued for instant download/digital items.