How to Make a Kitty Litter Rugcomments (1) February 21st, 2009
We're lucky our tiny apartment bathroom is just big enough to fit the litter box, but that means our kitty kicks her litter onto the floor of our shared space, and cleanup is annoying and frequently necessary. So I whipped up this simple litter rug to cover the space that's often covered with litter, so cleanup will now mean shaking the rug into the trash, with no sweeping or vacuuming needed! And I think it brightens up the bathroom fabulously!
- One big towel
- Tape measure or ruler
- Sewing machine
First, you need to measure how wide you want your rug. For mine, this ended up being about 3 inches on each side wider than the litter box base because that's what would fit in our tiny bathroom, but you may want it wider than that. You need to take note of the total width as well as the amount of space that will wrap around on each side. So my measurement was 16 inches total, with 3 inches on each side (meaning my litter box width is 10 inches).
Fold your towel in half, and mark your total measurement along one side. You'll be cutting through both layers of the folded towel, so you could pin them together to be extra safe about cutting them exactly the same size and shape.
Cut a big U shape, or half-oval shape, through both towel layers, with the straight edge being the edge you marked. You can draw it on first and follow the line, or eyeball it, which is what I did.
Sew the two layers together around the outside edge but not across the top.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
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