DIY: How to Make a Braided Rug

If you’re like me, you hate to waste anything…translation: I might be able to use THIS some day!  Well, today’s the day!  You can easily and fairly quickly make braided rugs for your home using fabric scraps, old clothing, sheets, even rope, jute or sisal. 

You can make either a continuous braided rug—generally round or oval shape

or you can make a square or rectangular one. 

Let’s start with the continuous braided rug first.  Begin by cutting your fabrics into 2-inch wide strips.  Depending on the pattern or look you want, sew the ends together to form long, long strips which you then roll into balls—like yarn. You’ll need 3 balls. 

To start the braid, sew the ends of the 3 balls together (this can all be done by hand—no sewing machine required) in a “T” shape.

Fold the ends over to begin braiding.  At this point, I use a binder clip (a clothespin will do) to attach the braid to a clip board or table if you like.  Continue braiding the 3 balls until you reach the end of the fabric balls.  At this point you can attach more fabric to each ball end or you can sew the three ends together and begin a new braid using different colors. 

When you think you have enough braid or braids to make your rug, you can begin forming it. For a round rug, form a circle with the end of the braid and stitch in place by hand.  (This can be sewed on a sewing machine, but I find that method more cumbersome when the rug gets a little larger.) Continue coiling the braid around the center and stitching in place.  When you come to the end of the braid, if your rug is the size you want, tuck the ends of the braid under the rug and stitch in place. If it’s not large enough yet, simply sew another braid to the end of the first one and continue coiling and sewing.

If you’d like an oval rug, you’ll start with a straight length of braid as the center and coil the remaining braid around that.

For a square or rectangular rug, make a bunch of braids which are similar in length. Lay the braids side-by-side, pin them together and sew them to keep them in place.  To make a tasseled look, leave a uniform length of each fabric free as you start the make the braids. Hand stitch those pieces together at that point and begin to make the braids.  Do not braid the entire length of fabrics–stop braiding leaving the exact same length as you did at the beginning.

Braided rugs are very versatile, and different looks can be achieved using different materials.  This rug utilizes fabric and rope, and uses glue instead of sewing the coils together.

If you find this is a craft you enjoy, you can also buy braiding helpers which fold the fabric as you braid to ensure there are no frayed edges or threads showing on your braids.

146 thoughts on “DIY: How to Make a Braided Rug

  1. lauren bobert’s landlord refuses to renew the lease on the Rifle Restuarant

    “We were like a family,” Boebert said. “I would say Shooters, for any employee, was their life. We lived and breathed it every single day. They were a part of this culture and brand that we created in Rifle Restaurant, and there was a lot of pride with that.”

    Boebert was told by new landlord Milken Enterprises that her lease wasn’t going to be renewed.

    Boebert said the letter came as a shock. She soon called the landlord but “there wasn’t really much wiggle room or anywhere to compromise unless we bought the building ourselves.

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  2. the abortionist, the sole source for the 10 yr old who was raped. hit with HIPPA violation
    Caitlin Bernard, the sole source for The Indianapolis Star’s story about an alleged 10-year-old rape victim who went out of state for an abortion, is facing repercussions under federal law, according to Fox News.

    “A source familiar to the situation” said Indiana abortionist Bernard’s employer “has filed a HIPAA violation against her for sharing details about the young patient,” Aishah Hasnie reported, referring to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which was passed in 1966 “to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge.”

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  3. long long thread about epps…I postedf the thread reader ap but without the videos…

    1/x The New York Times puff piece on Ray Epps is hugely important.

    Ray Epps, the only person caught on repeatedly directing people into the Capitol is the only January 6 rioter the New York Times has written a puff piece for
    2/x They know Epps is the smoking gun.

    And this likely is the beginning of a monumental damage control campaign
    To get acquainted with Epps, watch the video compilation: again, this is the ONE Jan 6 rioter the New York Times has managed to write a puff piece for
    Let’s turn to the Times piece, and skip straight to the buried lede.

    Here we see reference to a text message Epps sent to his nephew describing how he “orchestrated movements of people” to the Capitol after Trump’s speech Image
    Will this text soon become a matter of public record? What exactly is his phrasing? Will other Ray Epps communications soon come out that will further clarify this sudden need for aggressive damage control?
    Also: The entire NYT piece contains no explicit denial by Epps of association with military intelligence, DHS, JTTF, or any cutouts or intermediaries. We have references to “lies” and Epps’ wish that “the truth come out,” in addition to denial of association with law enforcement
    I wonder if @alanfeuer could clarify for the record: did he ask Epps if he had any association with any intelligence agencies or cutouts of such agencies? If so, what did he say? If not, why not?
    Feuer’s NYT piece describes Epps as a Trump supporter.

    He says “Trump traveled to Washington to back Mr. Trump”… and that he “took a last minute trip to Washington for Trump’s speech about election fraud.”

    The only problem is EPPS DIDNT GO TO TRUMPS SPEECH Image
    That’s right, this alleged Trump supporter travelled all the way from Arizona to DC, and didn’t even attend Trump’s speech. Instead, he spent the evening of January 5th and the morning of the 6th telling people to go into the Capitol (VIDEO)
    Did Alan Feuer, the obscure (bluecheck-less!) NYT reporter who penned the puff piece, think to ask Epps why he travelled all the way to DC and skipped Trump’s speech?
    For that matter, did Feuer ask Epps where he got the idea to urge people to go into the Capitol in the first place?

    Did it occur to him out of the blue?

    Did someone else give him the idea? If so, who?
    The whole purpose of Jan 6 Committee is to figure out what caused Jan 6. Epps was calling for people to go into the Capitol the evening before.

    Wouldn’t it be newsworthy to know where Epps got the idea, and why he was so doggedly fixated that particular mission?
    The very fact that these questions weren’t asked indicates that this is one of the sloppiest and most transparent cover-up jobs in New York Times history— a total Feuer job!
    The Times attempts to wave off Epps’ January 6 participation as negligible, similar to those who committed minor offenses and weren’t charged Image
    Yet Epps is the key person caught on video with an advance plan to go into the Capitol.

    He’s there the morning of directing people to the Capitol, and he’s right up at the barricade during the initial breach
    after the breach Epps runs into the restricted zone.

    Note that many others, including Jeremy Brown, Owen Shroyer, Ibrahim, Cuoy Griffin, and others have been hit with tresspassing charges for this
    But Epps isn’t open to just a trespassing charge.

    Not enough has been said about the significance of the following video.

    Note Epps message “WHEN we go in, leave this here.” Epps says this just minutes before the intiial breach of Capitol grounds
    How is this not a basis for a conspiracy charge?

    For some perspective, Jan 6 defendent George Tanios faces serious conspiracy charges for saying “no no not yet it’s still early” when his alleged co-conspirator asked for bear spray ImageImage
    Ray Epps’ participation in the Jan 6 riot was sufficiently egregious as to make him one of the early targets of the Sedition Hunters, and earn him a spot as one of the first 20 of FBI’s most wanted for January 6 Image
    Amazingly, Ray-Epps is referenced as a pre-planner of the Capitol siege in the NYT’s OWN VIDEO DOCUMENTARY of January 6, “Day of Rage: How Trump Supporters Took the US Capitol”
    The very same NYT that now dismisses “conspiracies” about Ray Epps refers to Epps in its own definitive video documentary as a rioters for whom “storming the capitol was part of the plot all along”
    Again the NYT video documentary features Epps as one of the key orchestrators of the Capitol siege
    The Times piece ominously suggests Epps will sue news outlets for defamation… should Epps sue the NYT for suggesting Epps pre-planned the Capitol attack in its own ostensibly definitive video documentary of that “day of rage?
    The bottom line here is that Ray Epps is the smoking gun of the Fedsurrection narrative, and the New York times is kicking off a massive damage control campaign to make any unsanctioned ideas about Epps too toxic and dangerous to print
    Regime janitors like Feuer who specialize in mopping up Fed dirty work will go into overdrive as more about Ray Epps and the initial breach comes out

    We’re on to their game – its too late

    Ray Epps says he just wants the truth to come out. Let it be so.

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    Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Wednesday that he plans to give his wealth to his foundation.

    In a Twitter thread that doesn’t allow replies, Gates announced he was transferring $20 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s endowment this month and will increase spending to $9 billion per year by 2026.

    “As I look to the future, I plan to give virtually all of my wealth to the foundation,” Gates wrote. “I will move down and eventually off of the list of the world’s richest people.”

    Gates is currently the fourth-richest person on earth and has a net worth of about $129 billion, according to Forbes magazine. Gates has also been characterized as the largest private owner of farmland in the United States, owning over 260,000 acres of land.

    “I have an obligation to return my resources to society in ways that have the greatest impact for reducing suffering and improving lives,” Gates added on Twitter. “And I hope others in positions of great wealth and privilege will step up in this moment too.”

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  6. copied from wolf’s…draghi in italy is out

    July 14, 2022 12:58

    Another globalist imminently out. More!

    “Euro Drops Back Below USD-Parity As Draghi Says He Will Resign


    THURSDAY, JUL 14, 2022 – 09:50 AM

    Update (1250ET): Bloomberg is reporting that Mario Draghi has said he will resign.

    Draghi reportedly told his cabinet that a government majority doesn’t exist anymore and he will offer his resignation to the president.

    The Euro dipped back below parity with the dollar…”

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  7. I am adding a short daily prayer to the board. I would invite each of you, if you wish, to also add one or maybe two of your own liking. I do not want to stifle anyone but please limit yourself to one or two religious postings. here’s one I found that I liked.

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  8. G’ afternoon!

    Been out most of the day … going to rest after all the running around …

    Hope everyone is well …

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    1. Wow! EXCERPT: “Ivana Trump, the Czech American ex-wife of former President Donald Trump and mother of Ivanka, Eric and Don Jr., died Thursday. She was 73.

      Trump was discovered at the bottom of a staircase in her home on 10 E. 64th St. in Manhattan at 12:40 p.m., police sources told The Post. Authorities believe she suffered cardiac arrest, but the official cause of death has yet to be determined. She was found by cops who were called to her home for a wellness check, police said.

      “Our mother was an incredible woman — a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and caring mother and friend,” Eric Trump said in a statement announcing her death. “She will be dearly missed by her mother, her three children and ten grandchildren.”

      A source close to Ivanka Trump told The Post the former first daughter is in “shock” over her mother’s death.

      “They were super close,” the source said, adding that Ivana Trump had spent her last days with family in New York City. “Her health has been in decline over the past few years,” the source added.

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      1. I call BS on A… they know they will not be kicked out.

        But this story is so off….
        They said yesterday

        Jul 13, 2022
        So a 10-year-old girl was raped in Ohio by an illegal alien and could’ve gotten a legal abortion in the state bc it threatened her life but the doctors didn’t report it to the police, shipped her over to Indiana, and turned it into a media story to sell abortion to the public.

        Greg Price
        And meanwhile, a bunch of libs are taking a victory lap in my mentions over a young girl being raped because I had to gall to be skeptical of a story with a single source from an abortion activist who refused to respond to any request for comment.

        Also Why hide it? Why wait until people question the story to give proof.
        Why did the family not push there foot down. Where are the cops? Yeah it stinks

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