2/28 | DIY Rug- you won’t believe how it’s made!

If you sew at all I’m sure you have tons of fabric laying around, and also keep some rolls of your favorite patterns you like to use for some great projects. Even if you don’t sew, but you’re out in town and spot some beautiful fabric at the craft store and you’re wracking your brain to think of what you could use it for, this is the project for you! With this DIY Rug, you can take your favorite fabric and turn it into a cute functional rug perfect for your space.
Simple DIY Rug


Cut the fabric to 29 by 19 inches. Cut the towel and shelf liner to 27 by 17 inches. The rotary cutter should be able to cut threw all of the materials without a problem! 

Place the towel directly on top of the shelf liner and pin or clip them together.

Head to the sewing machine and sew them together all the way around the four sides. I also added 2 lines down the middle so it doesn’t try to bunch up.

No place what you just sewed in the middle of the fabric. The towel should touch the wrong side of the fabric. There will be 1 inch of overlap on each side.

Fold the overlap over and clip in place.

Then sew all the way around it!

Wasn’t this tutorial so easy? I love projects that allow you to personalize the size and style, like this one. You could even take this one step further and take white fabric and splatter paint it with all your favorite colors, or colors that match your space, for a fun artsy rug! You don’t have to pay crazy retail prices for boring rugs that are too big or too small to fit your space. This is a great DIY project for beginner sewists too because you’re just sewing a few straight lines. You don’t have to be a pro to enjoy this DIY Rug tutorial.

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12 thoughts on “DIY Rug- you won’t believe how it’s made!”

  1. I was wondering how much material does it take? What size of towel and what kind of towel did you use? I know that towels towels can be expensive should by a cheap towel or the kind that absorbed water? I want to make some of these rugs for Christmas gifts.

  2. To Sandy – Purchase 29” (about .8 yards) and you can cut two across the yard. If you only want one from a particular fabric, just purchase 19”. Either way you’ll have scraps left over that could make darling coasters/mug rugs. Keep in mind this would lend itself to ANY size rug that fits the toweling (which could be pieced if necessary, as well as the shelf liner). Check your local thrift store for towels! For a few dollars (and a good hot wash) you’ll have a very inexpensive absorbent layer.

  3. Do you finish the edges of the fabric before you join it to the towel/lining piece. I am concerned that it would fray.

  4. I would finish the edges by either serging them or turn them under twice…in which I would cut the fabric an inch more all around. Or you could zigzag around edges also to help keep from fraying. Or theres always fray check too.

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