I can’t believe that in five years I accumulated a large garbage bag of old clothes that I don’t use at all. And actually counting more. I want to donate it but it’s embarrassing since most of it are worn out. I don’t want to throw it either because I do believe we can use it in other way.
I remember when we were younger mom used our old clothes as rug. She will just lay the old clothe (folded half) on the floor, and voila! we got our instant rug. To be honest, it was a sore in the eyes. I secretly wished that she buys a ready made rug instead.
When our older sister learned to sew. They made rugs out of scrap fabric that is sewn in a sack. At least it looks decent.
So with the issue of our compilation of old clothes we decided to make it as a rug. But not like mom’s rug. We want to sew it just like how our sister did but we don’t have a sewing machine besides we do not know how to operate it.
Researching online we found several ways of making a no sew rug. It’s actually Jean who initiated the project.
DIY No Sew T-Shirt Rug
- Old Shirts (preferably cotton shirts)
- Fabric Scissor or rotary cutter (latter is better, it’s a life saver)
- Rug canvas (you can purchased it at Amazon)
- Latch Hook
- Cut Shirt into strips. Half inch wide or thinner.
- Stretch the strip of cut fabric length twice. Then cut it 5 inches long.
- Tie the strip of fabric into the mesh using the latch hook. It’s pretty hard at first but once you get the technique then it easy peasy. Watch the video below on how to tie using the latch hook.
Tip: Skip one column and 1 row of the mesh so that it won’t be too hard to tie the fabric and it won’t be too thick. Jean had it tie closely and the washing machine seems like having a big batch of clothes rumbled inside that it moves from it’s original position. Same with the drying machine.
Making this DIY requires patient. But don’t worry it all hard work pays off.
We still have files of used clothes. We will make more now sew rugs. We might do it in different way which is easier and no need latch hook and the mesh.
Materials Used are available at Amazon
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