With cold temps setting in, I needed a solution to keep my (and my pups) toes from getting frostbite in my studio. The whole ‘no insulation in my old house’ deal makes the floor extra cold during the winter and socks just don’t cut it. Cue to last season when I hit the fur lottery by finding this amazing black and white faux fur on sale with an additional coupon discount at Hancock Fabrics. I not only snatched up enough for a rug, but accent pillows, collar and a cape too.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Measure the area where your rug will go. You will probably need to mix and match the fur and the pad to meet these measurements. The fur I used is 55” wide and this width worked out well under my studio table where I wanted the rug. I matched the pad dimensions to that. But you may source your supplies vice versa. You can always sew fur together to make it wider/longer or cut down the pad to match the fur. I chose a pad that was extra cushy since it’s going under my studio work table where I often stand while working on projects, but any non skid rug pad will work.
Lay out the fur and pad on top of each other. Use your scissors to cut the materials to match. When cutting the fur, place the fur upside down and slightly pull the fabric up with your scissors as you cut. This is the best way to leave the nap of the fur over the edge and not give the fur a hair cut. I cut my pad which was 6’ x 8’ to match the 55” fur. I left the fur about a half inch longer and wider to cover over the pad edge.
Place the fur and pad on top of each other and line up the edges and corners. Sandwich the velcro together and cut pieces a 2”-3” inches long. Place velcro in the corners and spaced out along the edges. Glue the rough side of the velcro to the pad and glue the softer side to the fur. When you want to wash the fur, the softer side of the velcro won’t ruin it. I decided to use hot glue because it was the best glue I had. You could also use a fabric specific glue. Also, if you are placing the rug in a high traffic area of your home, I’d suggest adding Velcro through out the middle of the rug.