Many master bathrooms have double sinks, but bath rugs still come in singles. By that I mean they are only big enough for one person, in front of one sink. The double sinks in our master bath are pretty close together and built in with a wall on each side. I wanted a rug for in front of each, but two rugs just barely fit and looked awkward placed so close together.
Then I thought what about a runner? A runner would give one nice long rug in front of both sinks. But runners can be pricey and generally not that bathroom friendly. I judge bathroom friendliness by the ability to throw something into the washer.
I love the zig zag bath mat on our master bath mood board. Finally, I decided to get two of them from West Elm for $24 each. Two of them together would fit perfectly in front of the sinks. But the best part is the continuous pattern…I could join two bath mats together to create one seamless bath mat runner. (Of course my hubby was embarrassed watching me lay bath mats on the floor in West Elm to see if the pattern lined up.)
To keep it simple and machine washable I whip stitched the binding on the two rugs together to make the runner. Here is how I did it:
- Line up the rugs with ends butting. Make sure the pattern lines up well. If not, try turning one or both of the rugs around until you find two short ends that match up almost seamlessly.
- Bring the edges of the rug where the seam meets up to a peak, so the binding underneath the loops is visible and touching.
- Pull your thread through the needle. Tie the two ends of the thread together. Pull the needle through the edge of the rug binding from the bottom to start. Whip switch the binding together. Don’t worry about pretty stitching…no one will see it.
- Continue whip stitching to other end of the rug. Tie the threads off on the back of the rug.
- Once stitched together smooth down the peak and fluff the loops by the seam until the joint virtually disappears.
Tisha @ Delectable Home says
From the photo on the Blue Cricket Design linkup, I thought this was going to be a rug you painted yourself. But how great to find such a beautiful chevron rug! Thanks for sharing – I’ll be checking out the West Elm link!
Bailey K. says
wow, what a great idea! my bathroom has a double sink too, so this would be perfect! love it, great job.
i would love for you to come link up this or any other amazing project at my creativity party going on right now!
thanks so much for sharing!
Julia @ 551 East Design says
I really can’t tell that it’s 2 separate rugs. I love it, you did a great job!
PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on at my blog this week. Come by when you get a chance! :)
Candace Creations says
Love this! Come link up to scrappy saturdays over at candacecreations.blogspot.com I’d love to see you there!
I am in love with chevron stripes. This project was meant for me!
:) crafty texas girls
Really excellent idea! You know, I just thought of another way to put the rugs together so they can be separated for easy washing: Take 2″ wide Velcro, separate the “felt” from the “teeth”. Cut the felt part in half *lengthwise*, and stitch each half of the felt to the rug edges. Lay them face down end to end and put the teeth strip over the felt strips. When it’s time to launder the rugs, just remove the “teeth” strip. Love your blog, Jackie. Found you at Rhoda’s!
Janie, great idea with the velcro. Welcome to Teal & Lime!