Published on March 23rd, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Throw turned into rug

Materials: Vilmie Rund throw, non-slip fabric, sewing machine

I’m a poor student, with a rather large living room, and have been trying to find a rug that’s big enough but still fairly cheap. I decided to try an experiment and it turned out really well in my opinion.

I used the Vilmie Rund throw and sewed it to the non-slip fabric (that you can get in any fabric store, by the meters).

- Get the non-slip fabric in any fabric store, usually sold by the meter.

- Sew the Vilmie Rund throw to the non-slip fabric on the long side of the throw, by folding the throw’s sides over the non-slip fabric (otherwise the fabric will get stuck in the sewing machine).

- Lay the plaid on the ground evenly, like you want it to be, and sew the short sides by hand.

~ Mika Nilsson, Lund, Sweden

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6 Responses to Throw turned into rug

  1. jason says:

    where did you get that coffee table?

  2. Saskia says:

    I’m so stealing that idea!!
    Poor student, big living space too :P

  3. Anonymous says:

    Genius! I’m now on the lookout for just the right throw because this is my next “rug”!

  4. Anonymous says:

    This looks really nice. How long have you been using it? I’d be interested in knowing how it holds up. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Great idea! I would love to do the same:) Hva heter “non-slip fabric” på svensk? Takk!!!

  6. KarenG says:

    Oh my gosh! What a great idea! I have been searching for an affordable area rug to put over the carpet in front of my sofa, and not had much luck with finding one I like. This is an awesome alternative. Thanks for sharing!

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