Rainbow Braided rugs
Searching straight back, we completely admit this ended up being one of those crazy pregnancy-induced projects. Whenever else would someone think it is necessary to invest weeks braiding, piecing, and sewing a rug for a play space? I can answer that! Whenever that really somebody found it INCREDIBLY uncomfortable to sit on the ground considering a burgeoning belly. The heaps of t-shirt yarn had been strewn across the room, threatening to take her.
Poor woman. We crafters do the oddest things once we have a goal at heart, never we?
I need to be honest to you. This was not a straightforward task. Grumbles and sighs can frequently be heard from my sewing studio until late into the night. The braiding was meditative, but coiling it and stitching it with the correct stress? Oh. My. I can't tell you exactly how many times I'd to tear the fact out and begin over. Often i'd pull also firmly regarding coil becoming connected in addition to thing would become a bowl versus a rug. At other times, I would personally have not enough tension on braid, while the rug would ripple and wave. I never was capable of getting the hang of it - it was trial-and-error the whole way through.
I began using the purpose of sewing it together yourself, after the directions in Handmade Home. I rapidly determined that hand sewing was not cutting it when it comes to elastic t-shirt material. I am sure it would work perfectly for woven cottons or wool, nevertheless the jersey was just slipping all over the place. And so I switched to device zigzagging the coils collectively, as shown into the photo below (alongside cat locks and crumbs). Despite having my walking base and proper needle, I had problems (see above) that necessitated plenty of seam ripping.
In the end, though, i really couldn't be happier aided by the outcomes. I daresay it was also worth the time and effort. (definitely it had been.) I just wish alert you you will likely invest a lot of time on this project, if youare looking for an attractive carpet without the challenge of stitching it collectively yourself, you should take a look at Green in your mind's incredible offerings. If you should be set on making your (Laurine from Green in mind stated that she will have some more t-shirt carpet yarn obtainable in the next few days) then set-aside some high quality time and energy to come to be one with pieces of tees that are 1.5" wide.
Even with all irritating moments, I would try it again. I am talking about, just how awesome is it carpet? You understand what? I'll cross that bridge once I'm not pregnant.