Sunday, March 20, 2011

DIY Zebra Rug (Kids Room) / HTM Alfrombra en forma de cebra (Cuearto de Niños)

DIY - Zebra rug!

Oh my....a bright no-sew zebra rug! Such a simple inexpensive idea for a kids room - this rug was made for a dorm room!

Cut-It-Out Felt Rug
Non-fraying felt makes this project a cinch, and the zebra motif will have your hallmates demanding where you found it. It's so simple you can adjust the technique to make a rug in just about any size or style, including a welcome mat.

You'll need:
Zebra rug template (download here)
2 yards (72" wide) gray felt
2 yards (72" wide) orange felt
4 yards (72" wide) cream felt
6' x 2' piece of 2" grid pattern paper
Carbon paper and tracing wheel
Fabric Glue

How to do it.

Make the pattern.1. Using the zebra rug template (download here), draw the zebra rug pattern onto the 2" grid pattern paper. Draw a 2" border around the edges and cut out the template around the outer edges.
Cut out the pieces.2. Fold the gray felt in half lengthwise and lay it on the floor. Lay the template on the felt with the template's straight edge even with the fold in the fabric. Following the instructions on the carbon paper, trace the design onto the felt with the tracing wheel.
3. Remove the template and carbon paper. Pin the layers of felt together and cut out the design.
4. Repeat for the orange felt.
Assemble the rug.5. Lay the cream felt out flat on the floor. Unfold the gray felt piece and lay it flat on top of the cream felt. Pin in place.
6. Cut the cream layer to the same size as the outer edge of the gray felt. Glue the layers together with fabric glue and let the glue dry.
7. Place the rug over the cream felt again and cut out another layer. Glue the layers together with fabric glue and let dry.
8. Flip the rug over and place the orange piece in place, matching the raw edges. Pin the layers in place and glue them together.

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