DIY Rag Rug Made from Upcycled Sweaters – No Sew!

How to make a DIY Rag Rug from old beat up kid's play mats and your old fluffy sweaters! A fun no sew, no braiding rag rug project.


– Old Play-mats – Old Fluffy Sweaters – Super Glue – Spray Adhesive

Step 1: Measure your Rug and Cut off the Teeth

I had a specific spot in mind for my rag rug so I used as many play mats as would fit nicely in the space. I went for 117cm x 175cm.

Step 2: Glue the Mats Together

I don’t want the play-mat squares underneath to come apart if I try to move the rug from one room to another. So I decided to super glue the squares together.

Step 3: Cut up your Sweaters

The next step in this DIY rag rug project is to cut up your sweaters. The ones I used were a nylon acrylic mix with a bit of spandex thrown in.

Step 4: Lay out your Pieces

Next, you want to lay out the pieces of sweater fabric over the playmats and try to get them to cover the mats as best as possible.

Step 5: Start Glueing

The final step is to actually glue your pieces of sweaters down. I used a multipurpose spray adhesive which made this part very quick and easy.