How to Make a Rag Rug by Everyday Art

Happy Labor Day! For a fun change of pace today, I have the cute girls from Everyday Art here to show us How to Make a Rag Rug tutorial. I love their super easy technique! This is definitely a great craft for fabric scraps. {don’t ya love scrap busters?} enjoy! -Linda

DIY Rag Rug


How to Make a Rag Rug Tutorial

rag rug tutorial

Hi, my name is Jaime and my sister-in-law Emily and I are craftaholics. :)

We like to share our creations on our blog, Everyday Art because we think that everyone likes to create a little art everyday.

We’re excited to be here at Craftaholics Anonymous® today sharing one of our recent projects.

Introducing, the Pink-and-Blue Rag Rug:

how to make rag rugs

And I must say, phew!, what a long, loooong time this project took me! Many hours sitting watching shows/listening to audio books while working on this puppy. But, I have to say, even knowing how many hours (days, weeks, months) I’ve put into this, I’m so pleased with how it turned out. I love it. :)

rag rugWe recently moved and I put my two oldest girls in a shared bedroom. One loves blue, the other pink. So what to do but make a pretty blue-and-pink room for them? After completing the blue-and-pink quilts for their bunk beds, painting the walls blue, and hanging pink curtains, I tackled the rag rug as my next project.

As you can see, it turned out cute, coordinating, and much loved by the two girls.

The rug really was simple to make, just time-consuming. Basically, I used strips of fabric (1000s of them) cut about 1 inch x 5 inches. I stuffed these strips into a non-skid rug mat and voila! No need to even bother tying the strips.

You can see the rug mat in this image and about how often I skipped holes. Obviously, I certainly could have made it more full by skipping less holes in the non-skid mat, but there really wasn’t a need to make it any more full. I used leftover fabric from their quilts plus other scraps and purchased fabrics.

The rug has been in the girls’ room for about 2 weeks now and it easily fluffs up with a little shake and appears to be holding up well. With projects like this, the personalizing possibilities are truly endless–any color scheme would be fun.

Ready to make one yourself?

Rag Rug Tutorial

Supplies:

Here’s an image-tutorial on how to make a rag rug:

rag rug tutorial

I hope your rug goes well! I think this was one of my all-time-favorite handmade items.

DIY Rag Rug tutorial. These are easy to make and add awesome texture to a room!Thanks Linda for having us. :)

Lots of love from the gals at Everyday Art!

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Linda
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥
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  1. 651
    dorothy clark

    Fantastic! Great fun

  2. 652
    Jenni

    How is it holding up? Does it fray much?

  3. 653
    Christy Curry

    Do you knot the fabric???
    or just leave them loose?

    1. 653.1

      She just let them loose

  4. 654
    Angela Bromann

    How many strips total did it take to make this rug?

  5. 655
    Desiree

    How many fabric stripes you will need?

  6. 656
    Vickie

    Love this idea but don’t the strips of fabric fray?

  7. 657
    Lynn

    I am deginitely gonna make one! I’ve been looking for a bath tug in a particular color and now i can make my own! Thank u gor posting this!:-)

  8. 658
    Anna Calorendi

    can this rug can be washable ?

    1. 658.1

      Yes, in a laundry bag and lay flat to try

  9. 659
    Savanna

    Hi Linda,

    Awesome craft! Thanks for the easy directions. Do you think a larger area would hold up equally well? I’m thinking a 5×8 or 6×9 size?

    1. 659.1

      Yes, I think it would hold up just fine :)

  10. 660
    JAS

    This is absolutely adorable! I think I’ll take some of our kids baby clothes and make each of them a rug… Thanks for sharing!

  11. 661
    Dona

    I bet using a crochet needle would make it go faster!

  12. 662
    vc

    How many yards of fabric to make the 3 x 5 rugs? I have several yards I’d like to use before buying. Thanks!

  13. 663
    Leslie stipic

    How do you wash it?

    1. 663.1
      Kathy

      In a laundry bag and lay flat to dry

  14. 664
    Courtney

    Could I use my daughter’s clothes that no longer fit her?