D.I.Y. Up-Cycled Rag Rug

A couple of weeks ago, my Mum gave me two carrier bags full of old t-shirts and dresses. I’d been meaning to make my own fabric yarn for a while after seeing some photos on Pinterest – basically, it’s all in the cutting…

Below, is a photo of the t-shirts that have been chopped up and chain stitched (I used a 12mm hook) and are waiting to be added to the rug… Here is the tutorial I used from simplycrochetmag.co.uk on how to get started by making your own t-shirt yarn.

I’m still battling with my masterpiece as I find my fingers start to ache after about an hour or so – I just need to man-up and soak my fingers in vinegar or something! But this is my creation thus far 🙂



Rug construction tutorials:

Here’s one that is all crochet and no sewing sugarbeecrafts.com


And this one below is the method I used where you basically crochet a chain, then loop it into the shape you want and sew it together:

From curbly.com


Happy Rag-Rugging!


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