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.

t-shirt-rug-1

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.

upcycled-t-shirt-rug

Find the tutorial at The Happy Housewife.

Comments

  1. Thanks so much for featuring my tutorial. It was a fun project!

  2. Peggy says:

    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.

  3. jennifer says:

    I can tell you first hand that these take FOREVER to make but are super cute. I did mine with a pillow case for the backing, but a towel is a great idea. http://monkeyseemonkeydo-jennifer.blogspot.com/2011/10/repurposed-t-shirt-shag-mat-tutorial.html

    Not sure my sewing machine would’ve handled the thickness of a towel as well as a pillow case, though.

    • 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.

  4. Amelia Barney says:

Speak Your Mind

*