How to fix a rug corner for free in 5 minutes:
You know that new rug you bought that came rolled really tight, and now that one corner keeps flipping up? Man, that’s a pain. Our troublesome corner is in the most-trafficked spot in the house between the kitchen and the living room. People have tripped up, precious food almost strewn across the room, and I curse in my head every time I go past it. Something had to be done.
I had tried all the usual methods of wetting the corner and putting heavy books on it for a week. I tried rolling it the opposite direction with weight on top of it for a while, too. No success. Then I came up with this idea one day while thinking about my husband’s button downs. Stephen does not like ironing. He will do it when he has to (for work) but when it comes to casual clothes, he never ever irons. He will wear a super wrinkled cotton button down out in public, and not have a care in the world. Meanwhile, I’m next to him, thinking about how unruly those collar tips are and if only his casual shirts came with those same plastic collar stays. His shirts are like that rug corner – no matter how much you try to help, it just keeps happening.
So I decided to make a collar stay for the rug, with a wooden skewer and heavy duty needle and thread.
- One wooden skewer (substitutes: paint stirrer or ruler)
- Heavy duty needle and thread
- Flip the corner of the rug over a full foot, or completely turn the rug upside down.
- Place the skewer at a 45 degree angle from the corner, as close to the corner as possible without being flush.
- Take the needle and thread and loosely whip-stitch over the skewer, connecting through the rug on each side. Be sure not to sew through the entire rug, leaving visible stitches on the top side.
- Tie off the thread and cut. Then flip the rug back over and enjoy a flip-free rug corner!
I hope you can have a few less tripping accidents in the house now. I know I sure have. Thank you so much for stopping by!