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.


  1. 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
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  2. LOVE this. I will definitely be trying this. :)

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  3. Oh, thanks for this idea. I will teach this one for my learners.
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  4. Hunter Tarter says:

    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 :)

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