A unique and extremely simple technique for recycling unnecessary items

A unique and extremely simple technique for recycling unnecessary items

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Do not rush to throw away old things. Thanks to the unique Assembly technique, it is easy to make a double-sided canvas with the effect of weaving. The technique can be used to create rugs, bedspreads, seats, capes and various home textiles. Much depends on the choice of fabric and its characteristics. For example, from a bike or poplin, you can make not only mats, but also towels with excellent absorbency, and denim fabric is suitable even for a spectacular bedspread.


Meanwhile, everything is very simple. Just cut the fabric into 5 cm wide strips.

A unique and extremely simple technique for recycling unnecessary items

The longer the strips, the less they will have to be docked. For docking, it is enough to combine the ends of 2 strips face to face so that an angle of 90 degrees is formed, and then stitch them diagonally and trim the resulting corner. The result is a solid strip.

Then we form a narrow lane from a wide one. To do this, on both sides, perform bends from the edges to the middle. In places of connecting seams, we straighten the fabric in different directions to avoid compaction. As a result, we get a narrow, dense tape. The use of some types of fleece and knitted fabric will allow you to do without spending money at this stage. It will be enough to pull the strips from different sides and the fabric will curl into a tube.

The next step is to lay the stripes in a zigzag pattern. It is important to maintain the same distance. The stripes are clearly aligned in the middle. For a more secure fit the line better to do a dual or fight in the middle opakowanie seam.A unique and extremely simple technique for recycling unnecessary items

In our case, one of the bands is 2 times larger than the second one. This will create an interesting drawing. The longer strip will simply be cut in half. If desired, you can use stripes of different colors. The main thing is that the fabric has a similar texture, and the colors are well combined. Then it remains only to fasten the strips together in a special way.

Each strip essentially consists of elongated loops. The task is simply to push one loop into another and straighten the canvas as it is assembled.

The loops are captured in a well-defined sequence. When joining, loops from different bands are alternately put on one another.

The width and length of the finished canvas can be different. Everything here depends on the number of stripes and the availability of suitable fabric. At the end of each row, long loops form a beautiful fringe. Overlapped loops remain open from the sides and require additional fixation.

to fix the loops from the sides, it is enough to fasten them by making a few stitches. It is also possible to lay the machine seam.

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Briar Rose

Briar Rose - Canadian Mama to two beautiful boys, blessed wife to the most supportive husband, Positive Parenting, Natural Family Wellness & Motherhood. Saved by Grace, Lover of all things old. Antiques, Old Books and Old Homes. History and Ancestry. Refinishing or Restoring Furniture, Creating Rustic Designs, Ornate Antique, Primitive Decorating. Learning to bake, sharing on Old Recipe Book. Taking a break from Blogging @ Briar Rose Blog, The Herbal Healing Mama, & Rustic Reclaimed Designs. - Profile photo: Reflections of Life Photography.

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