How To Make Shag Rag Rug
Shag rag rug – Fabric carpets are economical to make from new and used materials such as sheets, tablecloths, t-shirts and fabric residues. Early pioneer women crafted these carpets to heat cold floors in homes without central heating, but today they are a colorful addition to the cozy atmosphere of a country cottage or on the beach, or in a relaxed environment like a family room, that or child’s bedroom. Braided or braided carpets are a staple in early American design style, but sewing the necessary hand to assemble them is time consuming. Several variations can be made without resorting to a needle and thread.
Cut or fabric tears cotton in strips 1 to 2 inches wide and 5 inches long. Buy a barrier hool tool and cloth mesh for support in the appropriate size for your shag rag rug. These materials are available from craft shops or online from sellers of carpet making supplies. Make your mat from fabrics that have similar weight and fiber content, for more consistent overall pattern light wool in different colors, cotton and cotton blends in solids and prints, lightweight denim or chambray variations.
Follow barrier directions to attach fabric strips to mesh support to create shag rag rug like area mat that melts just as well with the country or modern decor. To create finished edges, fold over five rows of mesh cloth at each end of the carpet and hook the fabric through double mesh.