Monday, February 20, 2012

Cool New Rugs!!

A couple of weeks ago I decided to try out a new rug pattern for my t-shirt rugs.  I made a bunch of small rugs that turned out great.  Last week I decided to try my hand at a bigger rug.  I chose the colors I had the most of in my stash: pink, dark blue, white, and black.  I ended up running out of black, so I "yarned" a few more shirts.  
This rug is about 32 inches.  This pattern is great because I had no issues with curling or wrinkling.  It increases very nicely.
Another thing that really helps is that I worked it on a flat surface and my stiches have gotten more consistent.
This one took me about 3 hours to do and that includes cutting the extra shirts into yarn.  I actually finished it on Saturday after my parents and niece left.  (They came down to bring us a new dryer!!!!)  When I was done with it I decided to start a new one.  This one I did in all blues and turquoises.  
This one needs to be stretched out a little or something because it's looking kind of pointed on the outside round where the increases are.  
These are some of my favorite colors.  I wish I'd had a bigger stash of yarn!!!
This one took me about 2 hours or so, but it's a bit smaller than the other one.  I think it's 26 or 27 inches if I remember right.  Stitching these two rugs severely depleted my stash of t-shirt yarn.  No problem though, it just gives me an excuse to go to the Salvation Army and do some shopping!!!


Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Oh Shawna, it's awesome! I would love if you would link up to It's a Party on Thursday (actually it starts tonight)! I know everyone will love it as much as I do!

Bronwyn said...

This is such a great way to recycle old shirts - and they turned out SO pretty! well done!

eye_on_sparrow said...

The rugs are very nice I am wanting to try this myself as I have been saving t-shirts. You could try dying some shirt to get the colors you want.

Kelly at My Colorful Cottage said...

I found you via the Shabby Nest and I had to come tell you that your rugs are amazing! the one with the shades of turquoise is so stunning! I really wish I could learn to do something like this:)

Jennifer said...

the blues are sooo pretty!

Jamie said...

These are great! I'm working on a rectangular rug made out of old sheets right now, but it's not going to look as skillfully done as yours.

Stop by for a visit if you like :)

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I love it! great idea

Six Sisters said...

WOW! Those are the cutest things!! We loved having you link up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope to have you back again soon!! -The Sisters

ToSewWith Love said...

I love the turquoise one best! thanks doe sharing, Shawna!

Kyle ( ) said...

These circular braided rugs are awesome. I love the contrast in the black/white/blue/pink rug. They both look super comfortable.