We have a new Craft editor here
at Small. Lisa Murray is one of the craftiest people I have ever met and
we are so excited to have her on board.
Ever since we first became friends when my sister was sharing a house with her in the late 90's I have admired her clean yet hand made aesthetic. Her house on stilts overlooking the river is full of her amazing projects. Now she has her own adorable little one she is turning her hand to kids crafts. This rug was the perfect mat when little Griffin was learning to sit. Easy to clean and super padded for any tumbles. I think this would be perfect of any room and could be made with any sturdy fabric, canvas or even an old quilt that you have on hand.
How to make a felt rug …
You will need –
One piece of fairly thick felt (1cm thick)
One blanket, or covering
One chalk pencil
* Felt can be purchased from Australian Felt specialists or just do a search for a supplier in your town.
* Army blankets can be purchased inexpensively from Army disposal stores. Or, failing
that ask a yoga studio or moving company or just look around a thrift store or even your grandmothers cupboard.
Decide how big you want your rug and cut a length of ribbon to roughly fit from the center to the outside edge
Pin one end of the ribbon to the center of the felt and attach the chalk pencil to the other
Use this to draw the circle onto your piece of felt & cut it out
Using your felt circle as a pattern piece, lay it on your blanket and cut out another circle 10, or 15cm bigger than the last. This overlap will be used to wrap around the edge of your felt circle
Folding the edges round as you go sew the blanket to the felt circle by hand.
If I had my time on this project again I’d sew elastic round the edges of my blanket so it sat like a fitted sheet to my felt, this way it could be interchangeable and washable – very tricky!