Ive been after a patchwork rug for a while and to get one large enough for my lounge it would easily cost £100+ and to be honest i really didn’t want to spend that so i went about seeing if i could make my own with carpet samples.
Hot Glue gun
Carpet samples (amount depends on size of rug you are making) (these can be ordered from John Lewis and all leading carpet sellers)
Hessian or similar.
I cut the hessian to the size i wanted, this was just a trial run to see how it looked, if my idea worked and if anything needed taking into account when making it.
I took as many swatches as i need to fit the width of hessian in all the same size, as you’ll find they all come in different depths and sizes and began hot gluing them to the hessian.
I did the next row in a different size swatch, for me this didn’t really work and when i make my full size one i want to make sure that the samples are all the same type of carpet and all the same size so you don’t feel the difference in the carpet when you step on it.