|Made with old sheets|
I made this for the dining room.
In the spirit of Make do and Mend, I needed some rugs for the floor, so I made my own.
The first one I made for the kids bathroom out of their old t-shirts and it turned out really well.
|Bathroom mat made with old t-shirts.|
Nice for the kids to stand on, no cold floor at night.
Very easy to clean, just pop in the washing machine.
So as I had a pile of old t-shirts which were full of holes or they had out grown them, I keep them to mend other clothes and for dusters etc, and thought that this is a brilliant idea and a great way to recycle them.
I will end up making rugs for every room I expect.
|Work in progress, made with old t-shirts with no set colour|
Something bright for the lounge.
I also had some old worn through sheets that were really beyond repair and made a lovely rug from those.
I really like the fraying effect.
Needless to say, I have spent many nights with my scissors cutting up material and making many balls of rug yarn.
|Find your's and the kids old t-shirts, as many as possible.|
|Cut them up into a continuous ribbon, you decide how thick.|
I find 1cm good for t-shirts, wider for sheets because they fray.
|Join pieces together with a good knot. You can sew them together|
but I like the affect of the knots.
|Use a large crochet hook to make a chain as long as you want|
then treble crochet (I think in the USA it is called double).
I like to use a 8 mm or 9mm hook.
You can crochet in rows or go around.