Easy DIY Fabric Rug | Sew This Bedroom | Hobby Lobby®

Easy DIY Fabric Rug | Sew This Bedroom | Hobby Lobby®

Hi, I’m Sarah with the Hobby Lobby Creative
Studio! Welcome to our Sew This Bedroom Series! Today I’m going to show you how to make a
super cute, simple rug, that will tie your decor together all the way down to the floor! Check out our printable for a
list of everything you’ll need to make a rug, like this one! So let’s get started! For a more durable rug, try to choose a fabric
that is a little bit thicker and stiffer than most basic fabrics. I’m using this nice heavier-weight
duck cloth. I used a rotary cutter and mat to cut out
a 30″ x 42″ piece of fabric. Starting with this size allows for 3″ hems on all sides. If you need help using these tools to cut
your fabric, refer to our “Rotary Cutter & Cutting Mat” video. Now, I’ve already pressed my fabric so I’m
ready to go! I want to start by prepping the edges to
keep them from fraying. To do that, I am going to sew a tight zig-zag stitch around all four
raw edges. If you have a serger, you could also serge
around the edges instead. Once you’ve got all four edges zig-zagged,
just trim off any loose threads, and we’ll start prepping for the hems! Begin by laying your fabric face down on
your ironing board. Start with one of the long sides and fold it up 3″.
Check the measurement on a seam gauge, then press and pin along that 3″ fold as you go. Repeat this on the other long edge. Fold up
3″, press, and pin into place; then you’re ready for the other two shorter sides and the corners! Now with one of the short edges facing you,
fold the right corner up like this so you have a 45 degree angle. Give it a good press with the iron to make
sure you have a neat, crisp fold. Repeat this step for the left corner, turning
the corner up the same way and pressing it in place. Now that you have both corners angled in,
fold the entire edge up to 3″, checking with the seam gauge as you did before, then pressing
and pinning as you go along the edge. This should give you nice, 45 degree mitered
corners. Repeat this for the other short end and you’re
ready to finish out your rug! Before you sew, make sure you set
your machine back to the straight stitch setting. Now let’s sew! With our rug still face down and starting
at the upper right corner, begin sewing just to the right of the zig-zag stitches. Don’t forget to backstitch at the beginning
to secure those first few stitches. Continue sewing along the entire edge, keeping
your needle just to the right of the zig-zag stitches.
Make sure and remove the pins as you go along. You don’t want to break your needle from running
over a pin! When you get to a corner, leave your needle
down in the fabric, raise your presser foot, pivot your fabric, lower the foot and keep
going. When you get all the way back around, end
with a backstitch, and that’s it for the sewing! Now that you’re done sewing, re-press all
of your hems and corners down nice and flat. Add a little bit of fabric adhesive to the
underside of each of the mitered corners then press them flat together. Here’s a quick tip: if you will be using this rug on wood, tile or other slick surfaces, it’s a good idea to add a nonslip backer, which will help give your rug some stability. I just trimmed mine a little smaller than the rug, then hand tacked it at the corners so the layers stay together. Hand tacking also makes it easy to remove the nonslip backer so I can toss my rug in the wash! Then, I can tack my backer back on once it’s clean! Now you have a one-of-a-kind, totally customized
rug! Use this same rug-making method to change up the personality of any room in your house! Be sure to check out our other videos in our Sew This Bedroom series for more project ideas and inspiration. Well that’s all for today guys. I’ll see
you next time here at the Hobby Lobby Creative Studio!

15 thoughts on “Easy DIY Fabric Rug | Sew This Bedroom | Hobby Lobby®

  1. This would be great on wood floors, but I think it would just be laying a piece of fabric on a carpeted floor. Love the idea, though!

  2. Thanks for sharing this video. I'm moving into a flat and the carpet is awful and the Landlord can't change it yet and the rooms are pretty huge but I really don't want to waste 100's of pounds buying extra large rugs so i'm going to give this a try as fabric is cheap and I think it would look great until they can change the carpet at least. 🙂 xx

  3. I've seen so many DIY rugs that look too flat like they just through fabric on the floor and called it a day. This looks thicker, heavier, and more cushion. Much more practical. And I love the idea of using a blanket and slip-free pad. Thanks for the video!

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