Rag Rug, or It's Okay to Give Up

November 8, 2012

I started working on this rag rug back at the beginning of September.  I had a lot of pink fabric, and thought that a cute little rag rug would be the perfect thing for my girls' room. 

It started out as an easy project.  I cut three, three inch strips - I think I had nine feet of fabric.  I did that again, sewed the two strips together, and had three really long fabric strips.  These I braided together; it was pretty easy up until this point.  From here, I was supposed to hand stitch the rug together.  It turned out to be trickier than I imagined.  The fabric was too thick!  I was breaking thread, bending the needle, breaking the needle, and really hurting my fingers.  Eventually, I gave up and put the project away.  A few days later, I had a revelation:  I could hot glue the rest of the rug together!  When faced with the idea of never finishing the project, or just doing a half-job, I thought that I should at least finish it!

Okay, if you look really close, you can see a bit of hot glue bursting out.

And here we are!  A hot glued rag rug.  At least it is finished.  It looks cute, and it is a fun place for my girls to sit in their bedroom.  Will it hold up?  Who knows?  But at least it isn't sitting in the corner of my sewing room, barely completed, and never to be looked at again.  I gave up, and it's okay.


Carlee said...

I love that you glued it together. I've heard of people using their machine to stitch these together because of how hard it was to hand sew. It looks cute though.

Katie and Van said...

You didn't give up! It's super cute and it'll be JUST fine :) May not hold up *quite* as well, but you can use it now. I really like it Em.

Angela said...

Looks great! and I'm sure your girls love it!

Colleen said...

Love the Pink! I had the same problem with sewing and I cut a really thin piece of matching fabric and wove it through the loops. ;)

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