How To Make A T Shirt Rag Rug


How To Make A T Shirt Rag Rug

"This is a simple rag rug that you can make any size, shape and colour you choose. I used an old towel and old t-shirts but again you can choose your own fabric. All you need is the fabric, scissors and a sewing machine. You don't have to measure or cut anything with any accuracy, a great beginner sewers project. I used this rag rug in the kitchen - the towel backing is great for mopping up any small water spills! But it's super soft and would make a great rug for a kids room too. The longest part of the process is cutting all the squares. "

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Sewn byMachine


Materials List

  • Old towel or towelling fabric
  • Old t-shirts or any soft fabrics
  • thread
  • sewing machine
  • scissors


  1. Cut the towel fabric to the size of your mat

  2. Cut the t-shirt ( or soft fabric) into a lot of squarish pieces

  3. Fold the squares in half diagonally to make lots of triangles

  4. Sew the triangles onto the towel backing in strips, slightly overlapping, until you fill the whole space

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