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. 501
    Amanda

    I have a younger daughter. Would not tying it be an issue with it possibly getting pulled apart easily if she were to drag it around or play with it like she does everything else?

  2. 502

    i LOVE your rag rug! I know it took forever to make but the results were well worth it, it looks amazing.

  3. 503
    Clover

    Someone wants me to make them this rug. Can you estimate how long it too you before I say yes?

  4. 504
    Barbara

    any idea how much fabric will be needed

      1. Barbara

        thank you

  5. 505
    Judith Bigley

    This was made some time ago, How long has / did it last?

  6. 506
    Madison

    what type of fabric did you use?

  7. 507
    Kelley

    I LOVE this rug! How much fabric did you use? I am going to try grey, teal, and orange but wasn’t sure how many strips or how much you used. Thanks!

    1. 507.1
      Kelley

      Ooops! I just saw the posts above.

  8. 508
    Kate

    i have been looking to make one of these rugs and i just wanted to know how big did you make yours, because i was thinking of making mine a 3X5 so would that still be 3 yards or more?

  9. 509
    Tracie

    I’m making this rug for our daughter’s room. She’s 8 next week and I’m using all her fuzzy jammies that I’ve held on to since she was a baby. I’m also using some soft material from a housecoat I made her and her old Pottery Barn duvet that has a rip in it so I can’t sell it. Hope this turns out!

  10. 510
    Rita

    I have made a rug like this out of old T shirts. The only problem is when aI wash it the pieces of fabric come out. I will make another one, but use a latch hook and “hook” them so they stay in place. She is right, it takes a long time to make but it is super cute. I just think you need to hook them or tie them in a knot in order for the fabric to stay put when you wash it.

  11. 511
    Vicky

    How big is the is the non slip rug. Thanks x

  12. 512
    Hannah

    I have been in the crafting mood lately. I recently turned to Pinterest for some inspiration and ran into this cute idea! I was wondering about how many yards of fabric I would need for this project. I’m wanting to make one about the size of yours. Looks like a pretty decent size.
    Thanks, Hannah

  13. 513
    Ashley W

    Hey! I love this idea and really want to make one and then maybe a few more if they turn out awesome like yours! Have you washed it at all? I am just wondering if these would be able to be washed, because I want one for the bathroom!

    thank you!

    1. 513.1

      Thanks, Ashley! Wash it in a laundry bag or pillow case and then lay flat to dry :)

  14. 514
    carrieann stock

    What fabric did you use on your rag rug?

  15. 515
    angel

    Thank you for sharing! This is BEAUTIFUL and I will be starting mine tonight… in need of THERAPY myself!