|The diy for this rug at xoelle.com made me start collecting old t-shirts immediately!
I didn't know where I would put the rug I planned on making, I just knew that I had to have it! I started collecting white t-shirts at rummage sales and also got a few from my friend Sari. If you shop on the second day of a rummage sale they almost always have a bag sale to get rid of their extra inventory. For $5 you can fill up a bag with whatever you want, and I wanted t-shirts! After over a year of collecting t-shirts I finally had enough to make a good sized rug, as well as finally having an idea of which room to put the rug. In. Where on earth does the word in go in that sentence? Anyway, I also now knew that the rug would be pink to go with Sofi Sue's color scheme. But the latch hook method didn't end up working out for me. Instead I used This tutorial from thehappyhousewife.com . I already had the old towels so over the course of a several of months I cut my t-shirts, dyed them, and sewed them onto the towels.
|Almost finished with my t-shirt scraps
|You have to scrunch the t-shirt strips up to make the rug fluffier. This rug is all about being fluffy!
|At this point sewing the rug was getting a little unwieldy.
I only worked between a half an hour to an hour a day, otherwise this project wouldn't have taken me quite so long. I ran out of pink t-shirt strips partway through, but luckily found that I had stashed more white t-shirts under my craft table. After another run to Joann Fabrics I had enough pink dye to finish off the rug. And so at least a year and a half (I am underestimating here) after hatching a plan to make this rug it is finally done!
|This rug is a little under 4' by 4'. I was hoping for larger but didn't want to cut and dye any more t-shirts!