Rug from Recycled Bed Sheets

 

 

If  you’ve been reading my blog very long, you know I love the idea of upcycling.  Kristen has taken some humble sheets from the thrift store and used them to make a really great rug.  I could see this rug used in all kinds of rooms, in a wide variety of colors.  This technique would also work for chair pads, place mats, and mug rugs.  So dig out some of your old sheets or go buy a few at your closest thrift store and follow Kristen’s tutorial to make your own fabric strip crochet project.

This is what my family room looks like most days.  So does Kristen’s!

This is just what ‘creativity’ looks like most days, right?

If, in addition to crochet, you are also interested in general crafts and/or home decor, poke around the rest of Kristen’s blog.  There are a lot of great ideas there!

 

 

 

By jd wolfe




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5 Comments so far

  1. Kristen: Turning a House into a Home on September 16, 2011 6:55 am

    ‘m so excited to be featured on Craft Gossip – the things you said were super kind. Thanks for making my week!

    Kristen

  2. ambar on September 16, 2011 9:37 pm

    :D

    nice

  3. GJ Amber on September 17, 2011 5:40 am

    I love the look of this. It reminds me of my childhood (way, way back). I would mention something I make rugs and baskets from-fleece strips. They come out soft and thick. I hate wasting all the edges from fleece fabric so I have come up with several uses.

  4. pinokeeo on September 17, 2011 6:07 pm

    Cool colors. I’ve been making these rugs for nearly fifty years. I also use old sheets because you get a lot of fabric from them.

    Well done.

  5. Allison Ladefoged on September 18, 2011 1:55 pm

    I actually just posted a blog about rag rugs on my blog, www. thehouseonadamsdrive.blogspot.com ! I’ve made 3 rugs so far, and I’ve used estate sale sheets for all of them. I love the patterns of old sheets!

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