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July 13, 2012

DIY Shag Rug

Shag rug using old shirts

Last week I was browsing Pinterest and found this post on how to make a shag rug. Immediately I had to do it! So, I started gathering supplies.

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You Will Need:

  1. A piece of fabric the size you want your rug to be.
  2. Lots of scrap fabric (I used two dresses, a romper, a skirt, and a bandana and had a good amount of left over)
  3. Scissors
  4. 7-10 hours for a small rug (I spread mine out over the week)

Easy DIY shag rug using old shirts


Watch the video below for a visual on how to make this rug. It’s hard for me to explain so I made sure to record the process.

Thank you for watching! Make sure to send me pictures of your rugs to my Facebook or Twitter if you decide to make your own rug.

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  • Rachael

    I’ve been wanting to make something like this for a while, especially for the kitchen but the DIYs never made much sense until seeing a video of a how to!

    Thanks for sharing – it’s certainly going on my to do list1

    July 13, 2012 at 10:22 am Reply
    • rebeccakelsey

      I’m so happy the video helped! Let me know how it turns out when you do make it.

      Kindness is the best accessory,

      July 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm Reply
  • ashley

    LOVE this. I will definitely be trying this. :)

    – ashley

    July 17, 2012 at 10:36 am Reply
    • rebeccakelsey

      Let me know how it turns out!

      Kindness is the best accessory,

      July 18, 2012 at 7:42 pm Reply
  • Oisha Hicks

    Oh, thanks for this idea. I will teach this one for my learners.

    July 18, 2012 at 6:27 am Reply
    • rebeccakelsey

      Let me know how it goes!

      Kindness is the best accessory,

      July 18, 2012 at 7:42 pm Reply
  • Hunter Tarter

    Definitely doing this for a rug in my living room. My husband and I want a big white shag rug to offset the dark hardwood floors. Making it myself will take awhile but like you said, so much more personal. Thank you for this :)

    October 23, 2014 at 1:56 pm Reply
  • MommyK

    Should I really prewash all these fabric remnants? I prewashed the Tee’s, but also hae a lot of plain cotton fabric strips already to go and really dont want to pre-wash if I dont need to….

    April 23, 2017 at 11:00 am Reply
    • Rebecca Kelsey Sampson

      Honestly, I didn’t pre-wash! I just had all these old tees in a drawer… Though it probably is a good idea.

      May 28, 2017 at 10:27 pm Reply
  • MommyK

    btw, love your rug/cushion.. :-)

    April 23, 2017 at 11:01 am Reply
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