We have put together a handful of tutorials to repurpose old and discarded T-shirts in an economical way to produce beautiful rugs.
The beautiful rug that you can see below can be made with old T-shirt pieces in colors of your choice. If you want it less loud, you can alternate black and white rags to create the rug.
This one might take hours to finish, but once you are done, you will cherish the effort.
This step-by-step comes replete with how to make T-shirt yarn followed by the crochet instructions to make this warm and cozy rug.
Shag rugs are quite a rage in modern times. It is super easy to make and clean.
Just cutting off strips from unwanted old T-shirts and single crocheting in dual colors of fabric makes this gorgeous rug.
You can customize the size of the rug given in the tutorial to fit your space. Proper English translations to all foreign language instructions have been provided in the above-linked article.
The linked article contains a video guide to help you make the perfect no-sew braided t-shirt rug without having to do a lot of trial and error in the first attempt.
The above-linked article will redirect you to another site containing the detailed instructions. Please note that the author has tweaked the original instructions a bit to give form to this extraordinarily stunning rug.
This one looks great on the floor of your bath or kitchen. No need of sewing makes the project simple.
Using a cardboard or hula hoop loom makes this activity easy, though it might look a bit difficult at first. The choice of contrasting colors makes the rug attractive to the eyes.
A rotary cutter would turn out to be your best friend since almost all the DIYs require you to make T- shirt yarn by cutting up your unused t-shirts.
Get yourself busy braiding, knotting, cutting and folding strips of t-shirts to make this rug in red and white. The above link will take you to the Part 1 of the tutorial. Click here to go to Part 2.
A mandala floor rug can give an aesthetic boost to the interiors of your room. The intricate circular design that emanates from a floral center adds pizzazz to the look.
Put your junior school t-shirts to good use by braiding, coiling, sewing and laying their strips into a rainbow-colored rug.
This elegant crochet rug garners a lot of attention on account of the use of contrasting colors in concentric circles.
Since this rug requires sewing, you need to be careful not o pull the thread too tight lest it turns out to be bumpy.
Simply knotting the scraps of t-shirt on a rug canvas makes this adorable rug.
If you are a fan of all things green, this one is sure to steal your heart. Single crochet atop chevron fabric T-shirt scraps makes the circle grow.
Use scraps of old tee shirts to make this charming shag rug.
Prepare t-shirt yarn, braid and machine sew to make this exquisite item of décor in an oblong shape.
Make your handmade rug carry the vintage look with elan as you weave different colors of t-shirt yarn in and out while making this.
The classy design with diagonal bars adds volume to the weave of the rug.
Once you have created t-shirt yarn, you need to work it into a latch hook canvas as you would for any other regular yarn.
This tutorial has described making and rolling t-shirt pieces diagrammatically. It then goes on to further show how you can knot the fabric on a base string take make a lovely rug that can be either in circular or rectangular shape.
To craft this fab rug, you need a lot of sewing, braiding, untangling and above all, patience.
A large crochet hook and chunky yarn made out of your old white, blue, brown and gray jersey t -shirts enable you to crochet this brilliant angular rug.
A piece of rug canvas in the desired size and latch hooking your t-shirt fabric consist the major part of this DIY.
The instructions given in this guide teach you an interesting way to join two pieces of t-shirt yarn by cutting a hole at the end of one and threading the other yarn through it before making a tight knot around itself.
Sample the clear crochet instructions that come with the pattern that uses slip stitches to keep the circle connected.
These rugs boast of a rugged look due to a deliberate unfinished pattern at the edges.
Weave a magical rug with a hula hoop loom, the warp being made of old t-shirts and the weft with a huge ball of finger knitting.
This round rug utilizes stretching your t-shirt ropes out and making simple loops with them by hand.
Since the size of the hoop directly affects the size of your rug, it is advisable that you choose a bigger one to make a large t-shirt rug.
A hula hoop or any other large hoop with an old frame helps you weave this black and white rug in vintage style.
Build a makeshift loom out of scrap wood and a piece of plywood, hammer nails at the edges maintaining a gap of about an inch and then follow the instructions to make a t-shirt rug in your own loom.
This craft involves tying rows of knots with your cut t-shirt fabric and gluing them to a flat doormat.
Make the interiors of your bathroom cozy with this vibrant rug.
The crochet instructions to make this doily-like rug come in English followed by 2 other foreign languages. If you are making this for a baby girl’s room, you can use pink t-shirt yarn.
This video tutorial teaches making a pom pom rug out of regular yarn that can easily be substituted with T-shirt yarn.
For a change, you can style your bath rugs in a romantic heart shape to catch your loved one’s attention.
On clicking the above link, you will be redirected to a blog post on different crafts. Just scroll down the post and check out the author’s post of July 19, 2011. She has given complete instructions on making T-shirt yarn and a downloadable pattern to crochet.
Armed with tutorials galore, make an impression with the most exquisite T-shirt yarn rugs. It is a clean and green way to reuse old T-shirt scraps to make something useful.
Published on June 27th 2016 by Peyton Derrida