How To Make A DIY Rag Rug – Using Old Bedding

Learn how to make a beautiful rag rug from old bedsheets – video tutorial included below!    [Psst! Join Grillo Designs on Instagram and Pinterest to keep up with our latest posts and ideas]   ………………….. This DIY Rag Rug tutorial is a reader project, submitted by Gemma Cooper from Simply Beautiful Painted Furniture. Please leave any questions […]

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Learn how to make a beautiful rag rug from old bedsheets – video tutorial included below! 

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This DIY Rag Rug tutorial is a reader project, submitted by Gemma Cooper from Simply Beautiful Painted Furniture. Please leave any questions for Gemma in the comments below.

MATERIAL USED TO MAKE A RAG RUG:

  • Old bedding sheets/linen – colour and design of your choice
  • Anti rug slip mat , or a latch rug canvas with a 1cm grid width.
  • Fabric scissors

 

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HOW TO MAKE A RAG RUG:

This rag rug is very simple to make, but can be very time consuming.

I basically cut up 3 single (twin) bed sheets I had which I no longer used in to strips of approximately 15cm x 3cm. I then knotted each strip to the anti rug slip.

 

Check out my video tutorial below to find out exactly how I did this.

And thats how the rug is made. The good thing about using bedding is that you can wash it on a 30•c wash (which I have done with no problems).

 

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Here is a picture of the underside of the rag rug.

 

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. To see more of my work please visit my Facebook page Beautiful Painted Furniture.

Thanks, Gemma x

 

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51 comments

  1. love the idea, but my concern is fraying. do you use anything or is there a way to cut like on bias or something to keep from fraying.

  2. HI
    I love rag rugs. Have you ever tried using a rug hook? you could save yourself a heap of time, it may not work on thicker material but with the sheeting I’m sure it would work fine.

  3. Already made 4 of these rugs. 2 1/2 x 4. they turned out beautiful.
    used cotton material on 2 and fleece on two.
    The fleece rugs wash up beautifully and dry extremely fast.

  4. I found it hard to get the strip through the rubbery non slip mesh so I am using a small safety pin to guide it down and back up.

  5. How did you keep your rug from getting misshapen? Mine is only 10 inches by 24 so far and is looking like a parallegram well in it’s way to a rhombus!!

  6. I recently found this on Pinterest, and I absolutely love this idea! It’s so cute. I’m a big fan of DIY crafts, and I’ll definitely be trying this one. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  7. Your rug is very pretty. I have questions. I could not tell from the video how many times you knotted each piece of fabric–is 2 knots enough?

    Second, I am wondering if it has frayed much? Did you cut your strips with a rotary cutter to seal the edges or regular scissors? Would cutting them with pinking shears help with fraying? If using pinking shears, I wonder if that would change the look of the rug.

    Thanks so much.

  8. Can you give me the size or order number of the anti slip rug that you found? There are so many that I don’t know which one would have the biggest holes.

    1. Yes, as Gemma mentioned it can be washed. And yes it would need air drying..Im not sure how long it would last. I think it would depend on the quality of the material used, how often you wash it and maybe where its placed in your home 🙂

  9. Hi Gemma, approx how long did it take you to complete the size rug you made? I absolutely LOVE it and am interested in making a few for my nieces rooms for Xmas and have a few nieces so really hoping I’ll have the time before the holidays. Thanks in advance!
    Erika

  10. Thankyou so much for sharing this picture. What a great project i can start for my girls. What size are the squares on the anti slip underlay?
    Thanks heaps Jade 🙂

  11. Hi, I got the anti rug slip underlay off eBay you need to get the one with the larger square holes if you look at the photos you will be able to see which one it is. If you have any problems message me on my page and I’ll get you the item number xx

    1. Hi Gemma,
      I looked on ebay for the anti rug slip, but there are so many to choose from, can you tell me which one (and size) you chose. I don’t want to get one too small or one with the holes so small that I can’t do anything with it.

      Thanks so much and by the way, your rug is beautiful – I can’t way to try my hand at it!

      Thanks again for sharing it with us,
      Michele

      1. I would love to make this rug, but can’t seem to find the anti-rug-slip with the hold big enough. Where did you find it – Ebay, craft store, etc?

        1. I found my rug slips at walmart for $10. I will be able to make 2 5×7 rugs from what came in one pack. Some people say to use a crochet needle to feed through, i feel its faster to just use your nails. I have been working on mine here or there for 2 weeks now and I can tell the 5×7 is going to take me quite some time. I decided to make it cute and whimsical and used leftover material scraps and fat quarter packs also from walmart or amazon. Just to have a bunch of different patterns. So far I adore it, but it is taking quite a long time for a larger rug. Would also be cute in smaller strips for placemats

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