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20+ Crafty Rugs & Mats To Make
Posted By Tipnut On January 14, 2011 @ 6:10 am In Crafty Ideas | 1 Comment
Here’s a fun mix of mats and rugs you can make for your kitchen, bathroom and anywhere else you like…some are even nice and plushy for tender tootsies! You’ll find patterns and tutorials for knitting, crochet and sewing so something here for everyone. A few projects have been previously featured on Tipnut and moved here for better organization, plenty of new stuff too!
Chevron : Made with 2 sets of 5 colors of fabric (8″ to 10″ wide and 3 meters long). Braided together with a “Friendship Bracelet” technique.
T-shirt Latch Hook : Made with strips of old t-shirts and latch hook canvas.
Recycled : Sewing tutorial. Made with an old towel and about a yard of fabric.
Made With A Coffee Bag : With a bit of clever cutting, thread pulling and finishing off the edges (with a serger), the bag is transformed into a lovely kitchen rug.
Rag Doily : Via free pdf download. Made with strips of bed sheeting.
Patchwork : Made with quilting weight cotton & linen for the front, a heavier weight fabric for the back and lined with quilt batting.
DIY Pebble : Made by gluing river rocks to a rubber door mat.
Crocheted Medallion : Quick tutorial showing how to turn a vintage doily or potholder pattern can be made into a bath rug.
Rag Shag : (Hook Rug pattern) Made with strips of assorted fabric and burlap, instructions for making a wood frame to work on is included. Free pdf download.
Modern Makeover : Design a pattern on paper then use as a stencil (spray adhesive is used to keep in place) then use spray paint to transfer design to mat.
Tri-Color : Free knitting pattern, worked on circular needles and measures approximately 13 1/2″ x 29 1/2″ when completed.
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URLs in this post:
 Braided Rags: http://www.craftpassion.com/2010/03/recycle-tutorial-braided-rag-rug.html
 Chevron: http://www.thehousethatlarsbuilt.com/2012/02/diy-friendship-bracelet-chevron-rug.html
 Toothbrush Technique: http://ragrugcafe.com/toothbrush-rugs-complete-video-instructions-part-1-beginners
 T-shirt Latch Hook: http://xoelle.com/2009/05/t-shirt-latch-hook-rug-tutorial/
 Rag Bath Mat: http://store.cocoknits.com/products/rag-bath-mat.html
 Recycled: http://thenewnew.blogspot.com/2008/09/recycled-bath-mat.html
 Braided Doormat: http://www.marthastewart.com/269741/braided-doormat
 Made With A Coffee Bag: http://maidenjane.blogspot.com/2010/09/unique-coffee-bag-rug-tutorial.html
 Kitchen Tea Towel: http://madewithlovebyhannah.com/WordPress/?p=92
 Rag Doily: http://store.cocoknits.com/products/rag-doily-rug.html
 Knit: http://www.needyl.com/knitting/bathroom-rug-pattern/
 Patchwork: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2008/09/sewing-for-the-home-patchwork-kitchen-mat/
 Recycled: http://montessoribyhand.blogspot.com/2007/11/recycled-bath-mat-tutorial.html
 DIY Pebble: http://www.curbly.com/users/lilybee/posts/4838-Pebble-Mat
 Chevron: http://high-heelfootinthedoor.blogspot.com/2010/04/diy-chevron-rug.html
 Crocheted Medallion: http://www.designsponge.com/2008/04/diy-project-julies-crochet-bath-rug.html
 Quatrefoil Design: http://www.momtastic.com/home-and-living/home/127539-diy-rug
 Rag Shag: http://blog.maggiemakes.com/sing_forever/2010/09/tutorial-rag-shag-rug.html
 Stenciled: http://www.lisaleonardonline.com/blog/2010/11/27/handmade-project-doormat/
 Modern Makeover: http://www.curbly.com/users/chrisjob/posts/10107-how-to-give-an-inexpensive-door-mat-a-welcoming-modern-makeover
 Patchwork: http://www.incolororder.com/2011/03/patchwork-kitchen-mat.html
 Tri-Color: http://slipslipknit.com/?p=136
 Knit: http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/recipe-project/project-20120213.asp
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