I looked everywhere for an affordable, colorful rug for baby’s nursery, but came up short. I had something like a bold vintage kilim rug in mind, but my budget squashed those hopes and dreams! So I went about it a different way.
I fell in love with Urban Outfitters’ Right Angles Handwoven Rug, but it only comes in 2×3 and 4×6. I decided to order six of the 2x3s and sew them all together to make a 6×6 rug. I ordered one first, just to be sure I liked it. When that passed inspection, I ordered five more. I spent $144 for all of them, which worked with my pocket book much better than a vintage find.
Here’s how I sewed them together:
- Upholstery thread
- Large, heavy duty needle
- Small rugs
About 2.5 to 3 hours
- Arrange rugs how you want them to go together. Mine were slightly different sizes, so I fit them together how they lined up best.
- Cut off the tassels off one side of each rug, leaving the tassels on the outsides. I left the knots of the tassels, though, so the rug won’t unravel.
- Sew the sides together on the top three, and then the bottom three with a heavy duty needle and upholstery thread. I kept the rugs laid out right there on the floor and made a stitch about every 1/4 inch, pulling as tightly as I could after each one.
- Then sew all the way down the middle, joining all six rugs.
Fortunately the construction and pattern of the rugs hide the areas of shoddy workmanship! I didn’t do a perfect job, but I’m still quite pleased with the results. And now I have my fun, colorful rug. I’m hoping baby will like it too.
A little wrestling to make sure the rugs will stick together. Thanks, boys.