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How to make your own shaggy rugs

How to make your own shaggy rugs

Shaggy rugs are perfect for the kitchen or bath area and it is also easy to make your own rugs provided that you have the necessary materials to get the work done.

The only things that you need include:

  • Old cotton t shirts with different shades
  • A cutting board
  • Rotary cutters
  • Rug mat
  • Chop stick

The function of the rug mat is to prevent your rug from slipping therefore you have to ensure that you opt for a rug with big holes because it easier to work with.

The cutting board and the rotary cutters will help you cut the cotton t shirts into required strips and they also make the cutting process faster and easier.


Cut off the hems, shoulders and sleeves of the cotton t- shirts and discard them, cut thin straight strips and finally cut each strip into four pieces.

From the edge of the mat, push the pieces of cloth into place using a chop stick and you have to ensure that you work from the back side of the rug. Push the other end of the pieces of cloth into one hole of the mat skipping one hole. Repeat the process over and over again until you get the required size.

The next thing is to flip over the rug mat and tie the ends together using a single knot but you have to ensure that you alternate each knot such that the left one falls over the right and vice versa. Doing this helps create a flawless shaggy rug.

Tie each of the pieces randomly mixing different colors in order to get a nice and neat finish, fold the edges of the mat towards the back of the rug and you can definitely hold them in place using a duct tape. It is one of the amazing ways that you can use to make your creation that matches your kitchen or bathroom décor.

Alternatively, you can buy necessary fabric from the stores and follow the same steps to make your own shaggy rug. The advantage of having shaggy rugs is that they easily compliment with your house décor and they do not require a lot of attention when it comes to maintenance.  Moreover, with shaggy rugs you can choose any color or shade to create an amazing unique look in your own home. Shaggy is all about playing around with what you have to come up with something glamorous and unique.