What better way to reuse and recycle a variety of used fabric than to make a rag rug? This is a guide about making rag rugs.
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T-Shirt Rag Rug
Using old tee shirt scraps I used to make a t-shirt quilt, I made a crocheted rag rug. My rug is 40 inches in diameter.
Approximate Time: 10 hours.
- rotary cutter
- sewing machine
- cutting mat
- crochet hook size "Q"
- tee shirts
- plastic quilters ruler
- you need around 12 tee shirts
- Cut 1 1/2 inches wide strips from tee shirt scraps. Sew the ends together.
By Little Suzy from Millbury, OH
Tip: Rag Rug from Recycled Fleece Clothing
I have just joined the site and thought you might like to see a rug made from recycled fleece jackets. They are very cheap to buy in the charity shops, there are some brilliant colors and make a super rug. Animals particularly like the cozy feel and I suppose they could be made with the name of the dog/cat.
For a large rug, hessian needs to be fixed on to a stretcher and needs to be quite taut. Cut fleece garments or throws into long half inch strips and work with holding the strip under the hessian and poking a hook.
I used a large crochet hook, through the hessian and picking up a loop through the hole. I continued with loops close to each other following the design drawn on the hessian with marker pen, leaving a border for folding under.
I used double sided carpet tape to fold the edges over but copydex is good. I then covered the back and glued the edges of a square of hessian tucking in a hem for neatness.
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