Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rag Rug

So, keeping with the nursery theme, here is a post about the rug I made for Baby's room.  I can't say it saved me much money, and it definitely didn't save me any time, but I love the outcome and it fits in her room perfectly!  I found this tutorial online and followed it pretty closely.  I used the left-over fabric I had from the curtains to make this rug, but ended up needing to go get more.  It took A LOT of pieces.  This picture doesn't even do justice to how many were needed!  I made each strip 1 inch by 5 inches.  I also tore the fabric because I wanted a more "used" look to the rug.  You also will need one of those no slip mat thingys - I'm pretty sure that's not the technical name ;)  I got one at Target for around $5.  I used a 2 foot by 3 foot one.

Then, you figure out how you want to put the pieces on.  I wanted a random look, but ended up doing a pattern.  It looks random in the finished product though.  I looped them through skipping one in between.  Here is a shot of the back in the beginning and then what it looks like on the front.

Here is a picture of what the back looks like when it was almost done to give you a better idea of the spacing.  If you wanted a fuller rug, just add more pieces!

And, the finished product!

It looks great in her room, and was definitely worth the effort and time of putting it together.

Happy crafting!


  1. Hey Bets! I love, love, love this rug. One question - did you just loop the fabric through the holes? Or is the fabric tied in a knot as well, so it doesn't slip out? Curious....

    1. Hey Ally! Glad you like it. The strips are not tied at all. It is a pretty snug fit. I am worried about washing it, but can tell you it shakes out really well. I have extra fabric in case something gets spilled (or thrown up on) so I can take those out and replace them. Hope you are well!

  2. Very cute, I've been wanting to make this for my girls' room. Great how-to.

  3. What a great idea. I never thought of using a no slip mat. What a great idea. I would love for you to add this to our Pin It Wednesday Party.


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