Can I make a carpet remnant into a rug myself?

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My parents gave(hopefully they keep it coming-I REALLY need carpet) me a nice size left over carpet remnant from laying their carpet, I can’t afford to pay someone to do it for me so I want to turn it into a rug myself. I need very detailed instructions with the supply list. Is it very expensive also because I don’t work I’m on disability-Ive had 6 surgeries on my back. Thank you! Wendy

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 30, 2018
    it is not necessary for details on disability, just ask the quested for budget friendly ideas.we all have issues....http://funcheaporfree.com/2012/03/savvy-saturday-projects-make-your-own/
  • Dfm Dfm on May 30, 2018
    basicaly, seam binding on the edges you’ve seen the little carpet samples yes? Some sewing machines can handle it. I have also used hot glue guns to keep the edges of the carpet from unraveling.
  • Jason T. Lee Jason T. Lee on May 30, 2018
    Yes I used a leather workers needle ( can’t recall the proper name) and twine to bind the edge.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 30, 2018
    You might want to just use Carpet Tape to Stick around the edges. Or use Carpet Fringe ( double tape with fringe) Slip the Carpet in between the tape and stitch Running stitch or better still back stitch (Like sewing machine)to go through top tape and Carpet and through bottom tape all around, or opposite ends . and Blanket stitch the other sides. You will need a Carpet Needle and a Thimble too, plus strong thread.
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on May 30, 2018
    Have a look at this clever idea.

    https://www.hometalk.com/36938306/beautiful-area-carpets-on-a-budget?r=2
  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on May 30, 2018
    I saw a product at my Menards that is a type of edging that attaches like tape to finish rugs edges!
  • Sharon Sharon on May 30, 2018
    I would call a large carpet remanent store and ask what they charge, it didn't used to be anymore expensive to have them do it versus buying all the supplies to do it yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z94fifhcMCQ
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