Well, actually it IS…once you figure out this is what you want to make! It took me about 3 hours tonight to finally figure out that THIS is what I was looking for! Isn’t it lovely?
#1 —- I’m really NOT a fan of those synthetic shag-like bath rugs that are pretty much 90% of what is offered out there at bathroom decor retailers. You know what I’m talking about…..
So tonight I starting poking around the net to find a variation on this that I could make work, and after MUCH research….finally
hit the jack pot!
So, enough babbling on about how I got to this place (finally!) and let’s see how this puppy is put together!
Fortunately, this Braided Rag Rug tutorial at The Moda Bake Shop (still not quite sure what this has to do with BAKED GOODS…but whatever) is EXCELLENT and most likely the best you’re going to find. Trust me on this, I have looked!! There are lots of DIY posts about rag rugs out there…but most of them just left me confused. The lovely photos help tremendously, and the directions are the most concise I found.
I realize putting “No Sew” in the title of this post might be a TEENY bit misleading…because you do need to use a needle and thread at the end as you coil the braid…but there’s no need to haul out the sewing machine…so technically…in my book of rationale….it’s No Sew. :-)
UPDATE: 11/26/2011I took 4 of my husband’s old shirts that were in the “rag bag” headed to GoodWill and cut them up into strips. (Time consuming…but kind of fun!) I have started my rug…it is approximately 8 inches in diameter right now (when coiled up). I’m not following any sort of “pattern”, but doing one shirt at a time. So it will definitely be interesting to see how it turns out. :-) Will post pictures soon!