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T-Shirt Rug

This cozy rug made from old T-shirts looks right at home in any room. Cut canvas backing into a circle. Fold edge of canvas circle under 1 inch. With a heavy-duty needle in sewing machine and settings adjusted for heavyweight fabric, sew folded edge. Cut T-shirts into 2-inch-wide strips that are 6 inches long. Fold T-shirt strips in half lengthwise so each measures 1x6 inches. Place center of a 1x6-inch strip on canvas edge. Sew across center of strip. Without removing canvas from sewing machine, abut a second 1x6-inch strip against the first. Sew across center of second strip. Continue adding and sewing strips to canvas edge until edge is covered. Continue sewing strips in concentric rings until canvas is covered. Shake rug and hand-brush strips outward.

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