Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Kool Rag Rug

For me recycling is my favourate, I hate throwing stuff we dont use anymore... love to make something useable and funky out of it, my this project is also a recycled rag rug. The best part is it looks awesome and its really easy to make.

my little buddies...

he loved the flwers...
trying to take his favourate book

DIY- - - Following is the stepby step tutorial, for making rag rug.

What you need:

1. An old king size bedsheet.
2. Strong Thread/ same cloth can also be used.
3.Big needle.
4. spare cloth for flowers and glue. (Optional)

I used an old faded king size bed sheet

marked to get long straight cloth pieces

each piece was 2inch in width

Attached these to card board.
After getting all the straight pieces, from the sheet, I attached these to cardboard in 14 bunches, 9 pieces in each bunch with desired length (depends how long you prefer). Having them in bunches helped me in weaving.

First stitch from the bottom of the cardboard, for temprory grip.
Started from the backside, helped me with the grip initially.
Until this point I was not happy with the results.

it started looking better, from here onwards.

quite happy :)

My thread ended in the middle of the rug.

with a knot attached a new thread
Forgot to take picture of the ending. It is really important to pass the thread twice in the first and the last stitch. this will make the rug strong.
Made three flowers with cloth & glue gun
burnt myself :(
Attached on the rug

It was a simple and easy recycle project. Love the results.



  1. Irum, this is so wonderful! What a great tutorial and fabulous upcycling project! I'll be featuring it this week on "A Little Birdie Told Me..."


  2. Hello Irum...

    I have always wondered how to make a "rag rug"! Thank you so much for the tutorial and for joining in with the Sunday Favorites repost party! It's so very nice to meet you!

    Have a wonderful week, my friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  3. I saw this over at Rook No. 17. It's so pretty! I love this idea!

  4. This is such a cool project! I'm going to have to go look for a king size sheet I can cut up! Thanks for the tutorial.

  5. Irum.. you are based in Dubai?? Really!! Super cool to have met you!!

    Love this project of yours.. Totally love recycling.. and admire people who have such creative.. and innovative ideas!! Well done!

    Oh.. your little helpers are super cute!!

  6. :) son creative,perfectbforbkids

  7. Discovered your blog today.Lovely blog.Thanks for this tutorial!I put this in my to do list.
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  8. Fantastic recycling. I am a big fan of recycling and try to incorporate it in most of my projects
    Cheers from India

  9. I am sorry, this is beautiful and intriguing, but I can't figure out what you do after you do the set up of the 14 bunches of 9 strips. I saw the string you went under and over each other strip of material, but what happened after that? I know it's probably right in front of my face, but I am just not getting it. Please help =)


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