• Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    New use for old sheets . . . rag rug!



    The original rag rug article is no longer on line, but I found instructions on eHow . . . the instructions are for a rag rug 3-foot by 5-foot.

    Instructions



      • 1
        Rip the sheets into long strips measuring 1-1/2 inches wide. Start the rip with a pair of scissors.
      • 2
        Chain stitch with the strips and hook until the chain measures 3 feet long. Chain two.
      • 3
        Single crochet in each chain. Chain two.
      • 4
        Single crochet in each single crochet, ending with a chain two every row until the rug is 5 feet long, introducing new strips of fabric when the previous strip is down to 2 inches. Leave the ends of the fabric loose for a rustic look to the rug.
      • 5
        Cut the last fabric strip, tie it into a knot and weave the end into the previous crochet stitches to complete the rug.



    Here is another source for a rag rug made of sheets.




    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    10 Better Sewing Habits





    Whether you are a beginner or advanced sewer, 
    it is always good to learn new habits!

    Threads Magazine is a great resource for inspiration
     and I've learned so much about sewing through
     the years from the magazine and now their website.

    Click here for the article on "10 Better Sewing Habits"





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