When I was about seven, I started to make a blue braided rug for my Amercian Girl Doll, Molly. It didn't come out so well. Now almost twenty years later I tried again. This time I did some research and it came out really well. Check it out.
I used some more fabric sewn as a ribbon to lace the braids together.
I used denim, corduroy, and some colored cotton fabric I had left over from a previous project. I think it came out really well.
It lives on our kitchen floor in front of the sink and it is super comfy to stand on.