Picture of Rag rug - extremely easy to make
I came up with this idea as I wanted to make a rug quickly and by not using any sewing or special tools. This one (about 40x30cm) was done as a test and took 3 hours to complete. It's all made from old fabric so it cost nothing to make.
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To make a rug that is 30cm wide, I used 3cm wide strips of thick cotton fabric, each being about 75cm long.
You then fold a strip in half and tie loose knots all the way down, finishing with a tight knot at the end. You need loose knots so that you can thread more strips of fabric through later. It's not important to make sure each one has the same number of knots but more or less the same is fine as I'll explain later.
To grip it, I simply held the folded end in my teeth and tied the knots. ;) You may want to hook it over something.
scoochmaroo2 years ago
This would be a great project for kids to get involved with too!
Elliot Lord (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
Absolutely. It's so easy, the only real skill they'd need is to tie knots fairly quickly. I'd say an 8-year old could make one of these.