DIY Rug – Tshirt Upcycling

MadeByMarzipan demonstrates a DIY rug project in this video.  She makes a colourful rag rug from old tshirts and sheets.  It looks great but be warned, this is a time consuming project. It took about 40 hours to make the rug in the picture!

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The materials and equipment that you’ll need to make your DIY rug are shown below.

  • Latch rug canvas (or an old coffee bean sack)
  • Old tshirts or sheets
  • Fabric dye (optional)
  • Latch hook tool
  • Rotary cutter or scissors
  • Ruler
  • Cutting mat
Did You Know?

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) estimated that in 2012 a third of all clothing bought in the UK ended up in landfill, with around 350,000 tonnes of material disposed of in this manner. WRAP said that if this material was donated for reuse or recycling it could generate up to £140 million in revenue. The study also found that 540,000 tonnes of used clothing was reused with more than two thirds of this sent overseas.

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