Tuesday, February 3, 2015

How to Make a Rug out of Tae-Kwon-Do Belts?

Tae-Kwon-Do Belt Rug

Did someone in your family take Tae-Kwon-Do or any other sport that accumulated belts? My kids worked so hard to earn them that I didn't have the heart to throw them away. So I decided to make something with them.  After thinking about it, I came up with this idea. I love how they turned out. I think my boys will love them. I am giving them to them for Valentine’s Day.


Tae-Kwon-Do Belts

Here’s how you make them.

Supplies you’ll need:
Belts
An edging (I used a twill belt you can get by the yard at your local fabric store.)
Matching thread
Fabric glue
How to Make a Rug out of Tae-Kwon-Do Belts? 

1) First I wove the belts together to making a color pattern l liked.
How to Make a Rug out of Tae-Kwon-Do Belts? 




2) Then when I got to a size and shape I liked I glued the belts together along the edges in order to keep them from unraveling.

How to Make a Rug out of Tae-Kwon-Do Belts? 


  3) After the glue dried I cut the belts off to finish the shape and make it easier to sew the binding along the edge.

How to Make a Rug out of Tae-Kwon-Do Belts? 

  
4) I then pin the binding along the edge and sewed it on by hand. (I tried to use my machine but the belts were too thick and hard for the needle to push through.)

How to Make a Rug out of Tae-Kwon-Do Belts? 

5) After finishing one side I flipped the rug over and pulled the binding around to the back I then sewed along the back side making sure all ends were securely fastened in.


 Rug out of Tae-Kwon-Do Belts

I love how they turned out. I can see them laying by my kids beds. What a great conversation piece.



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