What do you do with all your leftover strips of Jersey Knit? Oh - there are so many ideas. We hope you take a few minutes to share your creativity.
I chose to make an oval braided jersey knit rug. Our batik cotton jersey knit is so soft and full and perfect for a rug. Read more about my rug experience and watch our YouTube tutorial. It's so easy to make an amazingly thick jersey knit floor rug!
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I made my rug from one of our Jersey Knit Random Strip Packs and cut the strips down to about 2" leaving them the full width of fabric. I want to keep the braid about 1 1/2" wide, no smaller or larger. The density is intense because of the jersey knit fabric. Braiding with Jersey Knit is so easy to do and I was able to braid all the fabric strips in two evenings. I did this while watching a mini-series on PBS.
I hand sewed the rug together in an oval shape. You can speed this process up by machine sewing the rounds together using a wide zigzag stitch. Use a leather or jean needle to sew through the dense braid. The finished measurements of my rug are 26” x 18”. This represents one pack of strips.
STRIP PACK CONTENTS: Twelve to thirteen full width strips measuring approximately 3" - 9" in width to the full 72" width of fabric. We provided images of the color groups - however - they are random, so the color will be similar and the motifs may be different.