Upcycled T-Shirt Rug

After dreaming about t-shirt rugs (literally!), Jackie from Blessings Overflowing shares at The Happy Housewife how she finally devoted the time to making her own soft, shaggy recycled rug.


Jackie made her rug by cutting her old shirts and pants into strips and then sewing them in rows on an old hand towel. Jackie suggests dying white-shirts if you want a monochromatic rug. I would also love to see one made with lots of brightly colored t-shirts for an extra fun spin.


Find the tutorial at The Happy Housewife.

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7 thoughts on “Upcycled T-Shirt Rug

  1. What a great idea!! And we have a ton of old/too small t-shirts on hand!! Ones that we have been saving because of sentimental value… now I can use the fronts to make a t-shirt quilt and the rest of the shirts to make a coordinating rug! I’ll send pictures when its done if you want.

    1. I didn’t think this method took too long. I imagine it would have taken a lot longer to do the latch hook method. My machine seemed to handle the towel and T-shirt strips just fine.

      I had never seen anyone make a T-shirt rug like I did. How interesting that you used a pillow case and such a similar method. I thought it was very fun and hope to make more soon.

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