Easy No-Sew DIY Rug Using Scrap Fabrics

Collect your old worn-out clothes and repurpose them into a comfy and fluffy DIY rug! This simple and easy video tutorial by Remodelaholic on YouTube will teach you how to make it with only two quick and easy steps. Proceed to read the procedures below and watch the video tutorial as well.


  • Rubber mat
  • Jersey knit fabric or old sweatshirt/ shirt
  • Rotary fabric cutter
  • Rubber backing
  • Tweezers, pen, crochet hook, or rug hook
  • Fabric scissors


Step 1

Gather your fabrics together, you can use jersey knit, an old sweatshirt, or an old shirt, but you’ll need a lot of them. Next, start cutting the fabrics into strips of about an inch and a half wide and about five inches long. For the whole rug, all you have to do is to poke the ends of each fabric strip through two adjacent holes in the rubber backing.

How To Make A DIY Rug From Old Shirt
Image Credit: Remodelaholic via YouTube

Step 2

Then, pull each strip tight against the backing, it might be easier to use a tweezer, but you can also use your fingers, a pen, a crochet hook, or even a rug hook, whichever you find comfortable using. For a thick and plush rug, simply place a piece of fabric on each hole of the backing, then skip on every fifth hole or so, this will thin the rug only a little and use less fabric. This will also speed up the rug-making process. Once you’ve filled in the backing, use a sharp pair of fabric scissors to trim and even up the ends.

Now Sew DIY Rug Using Scrap Fabrics
Image Credit: Remodelaholic via YouTube


*Thanks to Remodelaholic via YouTube for all images used here. If you loved this DIY tutorial, then you’ll surely love her other videos too, so give her channel a visit and subscribe!

Easy No-Sew DIY Rug Using Scrap Fabrics

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