Tuesday, January 28, 2014

DIY Vintage Rug

What you'll Need: 

  • Fabric scraps
  • Clothes line rope (any length)
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Clothespin or binder clip
To start, you'll need to prepare all of your fabric. I organized all of my different patterns into stacks and randomly alternated throughout the rug. 
I cut my fabric into 1 inch wide strips. They can be any length..
Once you have your fabric prepared, your essentially ready to start!
Take one end of your clothes line rope and you will wrap the fabric around the cord. Beginning the rug is the hardest part and there is no easy way to do it. As you turn the rug, you will need to sew a zig-zag stitch to keep the two pieces of rope together. 

Are you Lost?
Here is a visual..
So you just keep going round and round until your rug is big enough for your satisfaction. 

It makes it easier to wrap your fabric if you cut a corner off of the top of a fabric strip. This is just something I found as I was going along. It lays better as you wrap it around the rope. 

I use the binder clip to hold my fabric into place. Wrap the entire strip of fabric around the rope, Pin, and sew. Move on to the next strip of fabric. 

You can pattern this any way you want, have all one color, or do like I did and go garage sailing and find all the old vintage fabric you can and pick randomly!  

These can also be used for different things, like pot holders, bowls, Placemats, etc!
So theres your rug! You can also explore a rectangle rug as well. 


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Follow Your Path

Take a moment to breathe. To Reflect. To realize where you are. You are exactly in the right place, at the right time. Everything happens for a reason. You may be wandering and drifting by, but remember: Not all who wander are lost. Take a moment to reflect on your day and decide, am I happy with this? What could I have done different? What will I do different tomorrow? Love your life, Own your life. Don't just survive - LIVE!