Braided Rag Rug Instructions

November 1, 2011 by
Filed under: Small Rugs 

A video demo on how to make your own braided rag rug. By View instructional article that goes with video @ http

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25 Comments on Braided Rag Rug Instructions

  1. mrmn8honeybee on Tue, 1st Nov 2011 12:46 pm

    I have my husband’s old Navy utilities that are no longer used and I didn’t want to just throw them away. I think I’ll make some rugs out of them and sew the Navy patches and his name tapes from them onto the top. His mother would love one of those. Oh yeah, making points with the mother-in-law. 😉

  2. swason93 on Tue, 1st Nov 2011 1:39 pm

    @igirisuXjin thanks! 🙂 God bless you!

  3. igirisuXjin on Tue, 1st Nov 2011 2:11 pm

    @swason93 I have a rectangular one and it’s made of many strips lined up next to each other rather than coiled round. So I guess, instead of one huge plate/twist, you could make around 50 smaller ones of the same size and sew them next to each other. I’m going to try my hand at both types. ^_^

  4. lorileeslove on Tue, 1st Nov 2011 2:39 pm

    best tutorial in a while… simple, straght forward, excellent… thanks and YHWH BLESS!

  5. 1150bibi on Tue, 1st Nov 2011 3:11 pm

    awesome ganna use it for a science project

  6. fishbluewil on Tue, 1st Nov 2011 3:54 pm

    enjoyed this video, very informative…cheers

  7. Whimsywishful on Tue, 1st Nov 2011 4:53 pm

    You rock, Talinan. I love to sew so I have a lot of beautiful fabric scraps that I can’t bear to throw away…this is a perfect solution!

  8. iPuzzleUdotcom on Tue, 1st Nov 2011 5:29 pm

    Such a great video! Very helpful and it looks fun! Thanks for posting your steps. 🙂

  9. lknight224 on Tue, 1st Nov 2011 5:52 pm

    Thank you so much! This video was Great!!!! For what they charge for these things I can surely make my own.

  10. camelgirl21 on Tue, 1st Nov 2011 5:56 pm

    I used a curved upholstry needle. and my fingers were pretty sore after a few hours of sewing the braids together, but my rug was pretty big. over 5 feet long. i wore rubber fingers (found in office supplies) to keep my fingers from hurting.

  11. dirtrock666 on Tue, 1st Nov 2011 6:10 pm

    @XxXamandaarsenicXxX this happened to me too! i tried to make a rug years ago and it turned into a bowl. thankfully, the more I sew, the better I get at it!

  12. swason93 on Tue, 1st Nov 2011 6:36 pm

    can you make rectangular rugs this way? maybe braid sections and then sew them together next to each other in a reclangular shape. my grandmother buys them, but i want to make one. anyone have any suggestions? thanks! great video 😉

  13. johnknoefler on Tue, 1st Nov 2011 7:18 pm

    ” There is a WAYYYY easier way to do this and you only have to use one strip of fabric at a time” I think you are right. I am a guy so I never did this but I think as a kid I watched it being done. They kind of like braid it together. Please let me know if you can explain this? I am working with African girls in a refugee camp … they need ways to make money and feed themselves.

  14. 15justean on Tue, 1st Nov 2011 8:13 pm

    Thanks! Your a life saver! =)

  15. AAnneC on Tue, 1st Nov 2011 9:12 pm

    You don’t have to braid all of the pieces together. There is a WAYYYY easier way to do this and you only have to use one strip of fabric at a time. Geez maybe I should post a video!

  16. XxXamandaarsenicXxX on Tue, 1st Nov 2011 9:30 pm

    what is wrong when your rug turns into somberro and want lay flat. thanks janie

  17. DarkRose552008 on Tue, 1st Nov 2011 10:26 pm

    I think I am going to try this! How do you fingers feel after? Sore?

  18. librabag on Tue, 1st Nov 2011 11:25 pm

    very very……..saludos desde mexico

  19. amberlbrowning on Wed, 2nd Nov 2011 12:19 am

    i do these but i dont sew and it looks just fine you put a slit in the bottom of your strip and pull the secound strip through its alot faster too!

  20. memarielane on Wed, 2nd Nov 2011 1:04 am

    your thread looks very stiff. what kind of thread is it? and do you need a certain type of needle?

  21. Talinan on Wed, 2nd Nov 2011 2:00 am

    Yep, you just tie a knot. It will be hidden in the coil when you start winding the rug.

  22. amlizabeth on Wed, 2nd Nov 2011 2:36 am

    yes! thank you!

  23. sweetaimers21 on Wed, 2nd Nov 2011 3:02 am

    this video is great and very helpful but there is one part that was left out that i dont know what to do. when you first start the braiding how do you start it? do you tie a knot? is there a loop? i dont know how to begin it. thanks.

  24. mammal46 on Wed, 2nd Nov 2011 3:32 am

    Thank you so much. This is exactley what I was looking for.

  25. lakeyiaAshlee on Wed, 2nd Nov 2011 3:54 am

    Thank you simplicity is so beautiful.

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