I have this beautiful rug that I've had for a couple of years. Unfortunately, the tag says, "Spot clean only." How do you not wash a rug? It gets too dirty. The rug is delicate because of all of the loops on the top. Because I love the rug so much, I decided to sew it to strengthen it.
I sewed down each line of loops flattening them and attaching them to something. I used an industrial machine at work because it's so much stronger and faster.
It took me about 5 straight hours of constant sewing, countless bobbins (I stopped caring about the bobbin color), and bending/breaking 4 size 18 needles. It was pretty intense.
I think it actually looks better with the loops flattened. The sewed ones are on the right, unsewed on the left.
Now I can keep using my rug, loving it, and washing it! We are moving in three weeks from the place we are house-sitting back to an apartment. Once we move, I'll show you the whole rug and the other decorations I come up with.