Pam from Craftster demonstrates how to upcycle old t-shirts into a rug in this video. This is a great upcycling idea for reusing old t-shirts and another handy use for a hula hoop! I love that Pam also suggests other ideas for re-using the remains of the t-shirt ♥
This would be a great activity to do with the kids!
When weaving remember to thread through both the top and bottom strips of t-shirt as one piece and don’t weave it too tightly. If you use smaller t-shirts or pull the t-shirts to tightly it will make the edges curl up when you cut the strips from the hoops. If this does happen you could end up making a really cool t-shirt basket instead of a rug…
Note: the ‘loopy thing’ is known as the ‘larks head knot‘.
The materials and equipment that you will need to make your upcycled rug are shown below.
- Old t-shirts (large sized)
- Hula hoop (Pam used a 33″ hoop)
- Sharp scissors
Let us know how you get on with your upcycled rug project in the comments below.