How to Make a Bathmat From Upcycled T-Shirts
Spruce up your bathroom decor with this easy, inexpensive no-sew rag rug.
Don’t throw away those old T-shirts. Turn them into a rag rug that can be used as a bathmat or doormat. No sewing skills required — you just have to know how to tie a knot!
- scissors or rotary cutter
- 2’ x 3’ no-slip rug pad with holes in it
- pencil or other pointy object
- (5-7) T-shirts
Cut the T-shirts into long 1/2-inch strips.
Cut Strips Into Shorter Pieces
Cut the strips into 5-inch pieces. There is no need to be specific; simply eyeball it.
Thread Strips Onto Rug Pad
Use a pointy object — like a pencil — to push one end of a strip through the holes on the bottom of the no-slip rug pad.
Knot Each Strip
Tie the fabric strip in a knot.
Fill It In
Repeat the previous steps, pushing the strips through all of the holes on the no-slip rug pad until it is completely covered. Double up on the strips for a fuller rug.
Looking for a Cheater Method?
Simply hot glue the strips in place directly on the top of the rug pad, bunching the strips together on top of the glue. Place a piece of cardboard under the rug because the hot glue will seep through the holes and make a mess. Once the glue dries, run your hand over the top of the rug to remove any loose pieces.
Soft on The Feet
Enjoy your new bathmat, knowing that you put those old T-shirts to much better use.