A huge amount of fabric scrap waste is one of the unfortunate side affects of making constant samples for our new pattern designs. I hate waste, and I can’t bring myself to throw fabric scraps into the landfill no matter how small they are. So i tend to hoard them and try to find ways that I can turn them into something new and useful.
The same goes for old clothing that is too ruined and worn out to donate. Did you know that if you donate something that isn’t saleable it goes into the landfill? I understand that they have to do that, so I make a point of not donating anything that is damaged and rather finding a way to reuse it myself.
That’s why this rug excites me so much! It includes a few bags of fabric scraps + a ripped/falling apart teatowel + 3 of Chris’ ripped/holey tees = one gorgeous rug!
For this rug I decided to stick to a colour theme of pink, white and grey with the hopes that once i’m finished I can use it in Birdie’s bedroom. I think it will go well with the rest of her room which is currently in the process of transitioning into a big girl room (cry).
I love how this project turned out and I feel like it’s a fantastic way to use up your fabric waste!
I created a little Youtube tutorial to show you how I made this rug incase you’d like to make one yourself out of your fabric scraps and ruined clothing! But please don’t feel confined to rugs, you can use this exact same method to make things like coasters, table runners, placemats or even a bath mat!
You can watch the video below, or if you’d like to see it larger and subscribe to my channel so you get future videos, click through to Youtube!
I hope you enjoy this tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it! Yay for using up scraps!!
Happy braiding! xo