{diy} Handmade Rug

Everybody said that 2012 is the end of the world as Mayan people predicted, for me, 2012 is the time to change – to a better of everything, so I started to think about recycling, reusing, re-purposing more, rather than buying new stuffs. I was browsing in Youtube for songs, when I accidentally stumble upon a video of how to make bathroom mat using old towel. So, I decided to make myself a soft rug for our room, since I have a lot of old and torn bed sheets to use. I also make this rugs to sell if you are too bored to do a lot of works! 😀 You will need:

  • old and torn bed sheets, light fabrics, t-shirts, pants or towel – if you are using towel, it has to be all towels, for a better results
  • anti slip mat
  • scissors
  • a lot of patience
  • a strong back

How to do it? Fun!

1. Prepare your materials, I’m using old and torn bed sheets and t-shirts, my anti slip mat is 60x40cm

2. Start to strip your fabrics, mine is 2.5x12cm – no need ruler, just follow your guts!

3. You will end up with a lot of these strips – I do really mean “a lot” 🙂

4. Pass your fabric carefully in vertical way – anti slip mat is very fragile, so you might want to be really gentle

5. Start to knot

6. And knot vertically for a better result

7. You will end up like this

8. A very soft and comfortable rug for your feet and you can choose the colors and make it customize for every rooms!

  Happy crafting and recycling!


  1. Viki Michaelides on November 18, 2012 at 13:49

    Where in Cyprus would i find this kind of anti-slip mat?? Thanks!

    • aurelia on November 19, 2012 at 00:00

      Zako shops :))

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