Make Over Your Living Room With This Cheap + Easy Rug Hack
Here at Brit HQ, we frequent fabric stores every week. Dazed by the colors and patterns, we try to source what we need and get back to making, but sometimes we get distracted and inspired to make something new. One afternoon I wandered into the upholstery fabric section and found this amazing print that was priced at $30 a yard. Normally I try to steer away from fabrics that are on the pricer side, but when I looked at this piece I immediately thought – RUG! I purchased one yard and the material needed (we’ll get to that ;) to create a perfect 4 x 6 foot rug. $30 per yard is expensive, but $30 for a rug is a pretty great deal.
– upholstery fabric
– rug mat
– sewing machine
1. Trim rug mat and fabric to be the same size.
2. Fold over to create a 1-inch seam. Cut the corners on a diagonal to create a perfect fit.
3. Sew around the perimeter of the rug and style it in your home.
Our fabric was slightly shy of the 4 x 6 foot rug mat, so we trimmed the excess.
Fold the fabric over to create a 1-inch hem.
Sew around the perimeter of the rug.
When you get to the corner of the rug, start at the corner of the fabric (it will be sticking up) and snip on the diagonal line until you reach what will be the actual corner of the rug. Then cut off each side of the excess fabric so that the hem fabric meets on the diagonal. Sew in place.
Who knew it would be that simple to create a truly unique rug?
Lay out your rug to complement your seating area. In the words of The Dude, “that rug really tied the room together.”
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