Friday, October 15, 2010

Tutorial - How to Make a Rag Rug

Oh how I love rag rugs! And what cool tools she has!

Rag Rug Tutorial at The Patchwork Heart
"This craft is extremely economical as the main material used is recycled clothing and bedding. Most fabric is suitable, the thicker the better, but keep to the same weight fabric in each rug,
eg. all shirts/bedding or all t shirts..." Read more


  1. I want one I can wash/(lite vacuum?). That one will come apart.
    Am now considering how to drag longer rags through the hessian, or some like thing, as those hippie- store rag rugs which were cheap now cost $200.

  2. My Mom used to make these (back in the 60's) using burlap as the base, ripping or cutting strips of cloth about 1 inch wide and 3 inches long, she used a crochet hook to pull the fabric strips through the strands of burlap and tied each one - those rugs felt great on bare feet!
    *tying the fabric strips keeps them from falling/slipping out and makes the rug washable

  3. I bought a box of fabric at an Auction and on the bottom there were 3 rag rugs. I have been trying to find out how to make them thanks for the Tutorial