Transform small and inexpensive area rugs (these are only $4) into a full-length runner. All you need is a needle and thread. Using a whipstitch, hand-sew four 22-by-33-inch carpets together along their horizontal sides, then knot the thread securely at the end of each seam. The result? One sleek piece -- more than seven feet long -- that's truly greater than the sum of its parts.

Updated March 28, 2016
AARON DYER
AARON DYER
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How to do it

Part 1

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Step 1

Using a whipstitch (pictured), hand-stitch long sides of two rugs together.

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Step 2

Stitch through bottom of first rug, then down through top of second rug, circling back through bottom of first; knot securely at end of seam.

Step 3

Repeat to attach remaining two rugs.

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