No-Sew: DIY Rag Rug Made from Recycled Sweaters

This is a tutorial for a different kind of DIY rag rug than what you might have seen before.

Materials Needed – DIY Rag Rug

– Old Play Mats – Super Glue – Sweaters – Fabric Gluer – Fabric Scissors

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 (not including the teeth around the edges).

Step 2: Glue the Mats Together

I put a dab of superglue between every second or third ‘tooth’ where it connected with another mat and then pressed them together.

Step 3: Cut up your Sweaters

I cut the sweater along the seams, cutting off sleeves and pockets and making them into large separate pieces.

Step 4: Lay out your Pieces

Just lay your pieces out and find out where you have gaps or where you have fabric that would hang over the edge of your mat.

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.

Step 5: Start Glueing