I try to think 'outside the box' for recycling. Sometimes I don't always have rug canvas. I made a rug from a less-than-lovely knitted throw and some old t-shirts. Everything is machine washable, and I didn't have to run out and get rug canvas.
I cut the t-shirts into small 1 inch wide and 3 inch long strips and created a latch hook rug. It was easier for me to fold the t-shirt strips in half lengthwise as I latch hooked them into the knitted throw. In the second photo, you can see a view of the back of the throw.
Editor's Note: Following are photos of the steps Monica followed:
By Monica from Cortez, CO
The rug looks very cushiony-I think one would be great by the kitchen or bathroom sink.
I try to get most of my crafting supplies from charity and thrift shops-I hope I find a couple of good size pieces of canvas soon so I can try this-my rag bag is full of material I can use for this rug.
I read another rug making tip here on ThriftyFun today about using scrap yarn on latch hook canvas. I figure by next spring I'll have enough yarn ends saved to make a yarn rug, but I am also hoping to have at least one of these rag rugs done too.
Thank-you for a great tip!
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