When I saw this rug on Pintrest,
This was truly a labor of love and not a super fast sew, particularly not with all the other things I regularly have going on.
Once I'd had my husband print out my templates for the animals and purchased fabrics I was just about ready to begin. Pay attention to the dimensions recommended. The listed dimensions are for a smaller rug and I'd wanted a larger one.
I carefully cut out two pieces of every animal I was going to need.
The reason for this was that I planned to put the second piece over embellished pieces, top stitch around it, cut the center of the top piece, and flip it back around to the back. The purpose of this was to leave me with neater, less raw looking edges.
Another trip to JoAnns was in order.
I had a yard of black fabric that I was planning on using as my stabilizing piece to sew everything to.
Because I had accidentally purchased enough "sky" for a small rug instead of the size I really wanted I had two, instead of one piece of fabric. I pinned the two pieces of sky blue fabric to the black and just planned to place a tree over the offending open space.
the original poster added initials to one of the trees so I did the same. Hers looks far better than mine though. This was really only my first attempt at lowering my feed dogs and "drawing" something onto fabric.
I cut off the edges that weren't really going to be needed, laid out the rug on top of the headliner fabric I would be using on the back, and then cut the general outline of the rug.
For the pin that inspired this all and the info on how to make this.