Rag Rugs

I LOVE vintage sheets. I love the colors, I love the worn soft fabric, and I love the nostalgia. So you might be surprised to hear I’ve been ripping them to shreds (really, I have!). I’ve been ripping one-inch strips of my favorite vintage sheets to make this for my daughter.

I’m hoping to make it much larger, and if it keeps snowing, surely I will succeed.

Here’s a video tutorial on how to make crocheted rag rugs. The video tutorial uses t-shirts, which I intend to use for my sons rug. But you can also use vintage sheets or any other fabric you have laying around.

If you don’t have have the time or fear you dont have the skills to make a rag rug, you can also purchase one from American Recycle. The owner, Sally Lange has been making fabulous, earth-friendly rugs for years and they are so lovely. Plus she is a Salem Etsy Team member and a wonderful lady.

Well, back to work I go, crocheting this rug. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to send me some of pictures of your favorite rag rugs.


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

January 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Great girly colors! It looks darling.
I’m eager to see what you come up with for your little man. 🙂

Jessica Rameyreply
January 18, 2012 at 9:49 am
– In reply to: Angela

As always, thanks Angela. Don’t you have a rag rug in your kitchen, or am I’m going crazy?

January 4, 2014 at 10:15 am

My mother-in-law made a rug out of plastic bread sacks. I was just thinking about my old t-shirts, what to do with them. Thanks for the idea, can’t wait to get started!

January 4, 2014 at 1:24 pm
– In reply to: Kay

Kay, you should also check out Dana’s project where she makes “plarn”, plastic yarn, and tlarn, t-shirt yarn to create sleeping mats for the homeless in Salem. http://www.facebook.com/SalemSleepingBagProject Very cool stuff!

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