DIY Crafts to sell | Cotton rug

DIY Art and Crafts to sell | cotton rug

 

How to make a cozy cotton rug, step by step

What you need:

  • Multi-use netting
  • Scissors
  • Cotton piping (available on Amazon + fabric / craft stores)
  • Small rubber bands

 

DIY Art and Crafts to sell | Cotton rug step 1

Step 1.

Determine what length you’d like your rug to be. Once you have that figured out, roll out the length of the netting you need and cut the pieces with a pair of scissors

DIY Art and Crafts to sell | cotton rug step 1

Step 2.

Cut pieces of cotton piping that are about 4 inches long (each). You want them all to be roughly the same length, so that the rug looks relatively even when its completed, while also having a little bit of variation, so you can more of a textured feel that looks handmade (and not manufactured).

DIY Art and Crafts to sell | cotton rug step 2

Step 3.

Next, weave the cut cotton pieces in between the netting grid. Then, pull the pieces upward and tie them together with a rubber band. Once secured with a rubber band, fluff out the piping pieces so they have more of a fuzzy pom-pom shape.

DIY Art and Crafts to sell | cotton rug step 3

Step 4.

Repeat until you’ve completely covered the netting.

DIY Art and Crafts to sell | cotton rug step 4

Step 5.

Now it’s time to assemble the pieces into one single unit. This may not apply if you’re making a small rug or a runner. The process is the pretty much the same as step #3, but this time, you’ll be weaving pieces though the ends of each separate piece of mesh to bring them together as one. Securing them together in the ‘pom-pom form’ (for lack of a better term) with rubber bands, and fluffing them out once secure.

DIY Art and Crafts to sell | cotton rug step 5

Step 6.

Repeat this process along the edge of all pieces that need to be joined together until completed. Done!

 

SOURCE: Cotton