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t-shirt latch hook rug tutorial

May 26th, 2009 by elle

I really love flokati rugs. I have two that are safely tucked away in my parents basement awaiting our reunion. When I learned that I would be having a child and building a nursery for him, I wanted a flokati. A gray one. Being a flokati snob though, I knew that I couldn’t afford the price tag (a whole months rent), and I knew that I would be too precious about the rug (and be leary of the body fluids that babies seem to leak all over the place). So I chose the only sensible alternative: I would make a rug.

I’m going to show you how it’s done, but let me warn you- while this rug was super inexpensive to make with the resource of money- it was very costly in the resource of time. I have easily 60 hours invested into this rug, and many many more hours donated by family and friends. I love that I started it while I was pregnant and worked on it while Jack was a teeny tiny newborn. I love that my Mom and I sat with it on our lap, each hooking from one side to the other, meeting each other in the middle, while my overdue belly hindered my progress.

And now, this is how to make your very own latch hook rug.

Latch hook canvas
latch hook tool
old t-shirts
scissors or rotary cutting tool/mat
seam binding
masking tape
dye (optional)

All of these things should be available at your local craft store, with the exception of the old t-shirts. I found thrift stores that were doing bag sales and loaded my bags up with white t-shirts. I also asked my local freecyclers if they had any white t-shirts to spare. I was able to purchase all of the supplies, including shirts, for under $25.

On to the making! The first thing that you want to do is plan. Decide how large you would like your rug to be and what colors/designs you would like. I chose to just make it one all one color, battleship gray (much to the chagrin of my submariner husband!). Estimate how many shirts you’ll need because if you’re dyeing them, as I did, you’ll want to dye them all in one batch to get consistant color. I found that I needed 70 strips to fill one square (latch hook canvas is pre-printed with a grid), and that I could get approximately 250 strips for the average men’s t-shirt. Thus, I would need 2 shirts for every 7 squares. These numbers are a good starting point, but may need to be adjusted according to your design needs.
note: I chose to make this rug very thick. The 2 shirts for every 7 squares number is based on a very tight and very high piled rug. Super results can be achieved with less. I reccomend using half of this number if you’re making a larger rug, to save on time, and to reduce the bullk of the finished rug.

Once you’ve gathered all of your shirts, use a rotary cutting tool and mat (you can certainly use scissors but the results are less precise) to cut the shirts into 1 inch strips. It was easiest for me to fold the shirt in half, shoulder to shoulder and cut strips from the trunk of the shirt, up to the collar. It is important to make sure that the shirt is smooth and flat when cutting, or you’ll end up with uneven or jagged strips. All of these strips should then be cut into 4 inch segments. This cutting phase easily took me 20 hours (I was cutting up 51 shirts!).

a full box of t-shirt strips

Once you have all of the strips cut, it’s time to dye them if you’d like. I used Rit dye and just dumped them all into the washing machine.

dyeing the fabric strips

t-shirt strips clog the dryer

Once your strips are all ready to go, tape the edges of the latch hook canvas with the masking tape so that they won’t pull apart while your latching.

latch hook sides

Now you’re ready to hook! From the front of your rug, isolate a strand of the canvas with the latch hook tool. Make a loop with the t-shirt strip and place it on the end of the tool. Pull the latch hook tool down, through the canvas, pulling the t-shirt strip with it, leaving the strip halfway through the canvas. Slide the tool up to the remaining ends of the t-shirt strip and catch them. Pull them through the loop made by the t-shirt strip below the canvas.

latch hook

I chose to do this with every other available space on my latch hook canvas, and it made a very lush, very high pile rug. You may want to space it out differently for a larger rug, or for a rug with less bulk.

latch hook process

Continue until you run out of strips, or complete the size that you’d like!

latch hook back

When you’re done, bind the edges by hand using seam binding.

Here’s my completed rug, you can see that it gets Jack’s approval!

t shirt latch hook rug

t-shirt rug closeup

larch hook and toes

Jack and the t shirt rug

good luck and happy hooking!


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  • 1 Brena & Jered May 26, 2009 at 2:37 am

    Glad you finished it! It looks GREAT! Thanks for letting us help a little. I’m still trying to decide if I want to do something like this for Camden’s room. Seeing how long it really takes I’m having a hard time pushing myself into the “do it” mode.

  • 2 Chris May 28, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Really cool that you made this by hand. I love these rugs but damn that’s a lot of time. I’m not a knitting or shuttle-r or whatever else some of my friends who give me stuff that they invested this much time into, but I respect it. RESPECT!

  • 3 Stephani May 29, 2009 at 1:29 am

    That is so awesome! Thanks for the tutorial, I think this will make a really fun project for my girls and I. Yours turned out so cute, and baby Jack makes it looks so cozy. :)

  • 4 AndrewBoldman Jun 4, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    I really liked this post. Can I copy it to my site? Thank you in advance.

  • 5 mub Jun 8, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    This turned out lovely! I just got a hold of some rug canvas and am thinking I want to do something like this with it!

  • 6 Pam (dieverdog) Aug 11, 2009 at 11:08 am

    wow, that’s cool! I bet it’s soft too. I can envision it in other colors and patterns too. You should write a book on it, I bet it would get published!

  • 7 Karen Aug 14, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Hello, I came across your blog and found your impressive rug. Love the colour and texture of it.

  • 8 patricia phenicie Sep 20, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Hi, love what you did. Do you know where I could find a large lot of shirts? I am sitting most of the time due to an injury, and I want to do something beautiful like you did. Thanks, Patricia

  • 9 Lucinda Nov 11, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    I am so excited to have found your great tutorial! I’ve been wanting to make one of these rugs ever since I saw one in a baby store, but figured I’d have to just guess. There was no way I was going to pay for one at the store! Now to start my t-shirt collecting! I’d never have thought you would need so many! Did you use new t-shirts? Your cut strips look awfully white! Do you think it would work with old shirts? I love the pics of your baby on the rug, by the way. So cute!

  • 10 Rachel Dec 3, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    This rug looks great! So glad I found this tutorial because I’ve been planning to make a rug like this for a while now. I had a hard time finding a rug canvas large enough. The biggest I could find is 36″ x 60″ so that’s as big as my rug will be. A great way to save a whole step is to use jersey knit sheets! I purchased a set of full sized sheets in the color I want my rug to be at my local Ross (Marshalls, TJMaxx, etc) for only $11. I’m hoping the flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillow cases will provide me with enough fabric for my rug, and it saves having to find all the tshirts then dying them. Otherwise a great place to find tshirts is a goodwill. I make scarves out of old tshirts and always get them there.

  • 11 Jessica Feb 28, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I am wondering if you have any suggestions on where to get latch hook canvas. I called the local craft store and they don’t carry them. Not sure what a good price would be if i found did find one.

  • 12 Bonnie Mar 5, 2012 at 1:16 am

    I really like your rug, and I always have tons of t-shirts that are not work appropriate because of small stains so I see this as the perfect solution to rags and such. Thanks so much for posting this.
    Best regards,

  • 13 marylisa Mar 6, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Do you think this would work using fleece, but maybe cutting the strips 1/2 inch by 4 inches and using every 3rd hole?

  • 14 heidi Mar 7, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I tried this with my students and found that they had to cut the tshirts into very thin strips . Many of them didn’t have the patience. I admit that I lost interest after working on it most of last summer. Still love the idead and wish I had a better way of cutting the strips to make them more uniform I haven’t given up yet

  • 15 Jessica Leigh Mar 11, 2012 at 9:31 am

    OK!!! Call me crazy if I’m wrong, but ok here goes….. could you maybe use like a twin sized jersey sheet set?!?!?!?! And cut it into strips???? Wouldn’t that be about the same???? Oh that would be much easier to get our hands on than a million tees!!! Please do respond if anyone thinks this will work or just flop!!!!

  • 16 Elissa Mar 11, 2012 at 11:38 am

    does anyone know which dye color was used??

  • 17 Gabika Mar 15, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Where you buy the canvas? what type of store?

  • 18 Nanci Mar 16, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Fabulous work. I have many old t-shirts of my dads. He passed away last year, and I wanted to recycle or repurpose them. I have used latch hook in the past. This looks like just the ticket for my prodject. I am turning my daughters room into a craft room (she left the coop and is getting married (yeh), and wanted a great rug for my room. Thanks for the step by step!

  • 19 Alexa Anne Mar 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    How big is or can you go with the latch hook canvas?

  • 20 mary salmon Mar 18, 2012 at 9:48 am

    What a great idea!! Thanks so much for the tutorial. Our ancestors will be proud! This is like a rag rug.
    I will start collecting white tee shirts…free-cycle is a good place to start.
    Have fun with your precious one.

  • 21 Dawnella Hudec Mar 18, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I love the idea. I hope I get around to making one. I old have used this when my kids were babies. I hated the synthetic carpet. I felt like it was not good for him breathing in all the synthetics.

  • 22 Svetlana Kletina Mar 23, 2012 at 4:51 am

    It looks great and simply to do! I don’t have 60 hours to do a carpet, which I love. Do you think I can make a scarf using your technique?

  • 23 Natalie Lundberg Mar 25, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I’ve going to have to try this, I wonder how long it took to make?

  • 24 Becky Mar 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Just to make sure on the size of the strips..in the instructions it says 1 inch in one spot and 4 inch in another are they actually 1×4 inches?

  • 25 Livy Mar 27, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Oh this is so brilliant! I can’t to make this with different colored tees. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

    Hubby has so many unused tees.

    Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  • 26 Tracy Apr 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    how do you seam bind it? im new to this

  • 27 Mollie Howard Apr 8, 2012 at 8:52 am

    how do u seam bind? im going to try this:)

  • 28 Stacy Child Apr 9, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    First off, I have been dying to try this and I finally got started on cutting the strips. Whew! Time consuming! However, I am wondering if anyone has done a different binding? I don’t know how to bind and was just wondering if I just overlap the edges and latch hook at the ends, would that be adequate enough for it without getting all fancy with the binding. I’m lazy like that hahaha!

  • 29 Vicky Apr 10, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Going to try this- hubbys getting rid of a load of t’shirt and this is fantastic way to reuse than it going to landfil.

  • 30 crystal Apr 12, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    what size latch hook mat did yo make? or how big was the final rug?

  • 31 Sheena Apr 18, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Thanks so much for the tutorial. Im a HUGE crafter I love doin all kinds of crafts this is my next project.

  • 32 Jessica Apr 20, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I LOVE THIS RUG!!! I have a question…if I were to make a 5′ by 8′ area rug, how many t-shirts will I need to gather?

  • 33 elle Apr 21, 2012 at 2:36 am

    the latch hook canvas that I found and used was 3 x 5 feet but my rug came out to be 3 x 3 feet square.

  • 34 elle Apr 21, 2012 at 2:36 am

    hello there! I used 51 shirts and my rug came out to 3 feet by 3 feet but it is thick! So, depending on how dense and deep you want it you’ll need anywhere from 50 or so to over 100!

  • 35 elle Apr 21, 2012 at 2:39 am

    yay for you! The cutting is pretty time consuming. Other commenters have said that the edges of the latch hook can be folded over itself in the back and then hooked through both layers. I haven’t tried it but it sounds outstanding!

  • 36 elle Apr 21, 2012 at 2:41 am

    hi there. Seam binding is going to be where you turn the excess latch hook canvas over to the wrong side and then hand stitch a twill tape or even seam binding (ha!) over the raw edges.

  • 37 Karlee Apr 21, 2012 at 5:19 am

    As if the rug isn’t cute enough, add that beautiful baby in the photo and its definitely an instant hit….
    Love the rug… i plan on making one soon…

  • 38 Sima Amid Wewetzer Apr 26, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Very very beautiful. Great work of art. I hope you had a vidio.
    I like to make one for me.

    Love it. Congratulations.

  • 39 Georgia Apr 27, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I was wondering how do you clean this?

  • 40 Abby Apr 28, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I just finished mine after MONTHS of work! I admit I took long breaks in between sessions but it takes A LOT of time! I love mine though!

  • 41 Wendy Skillman May 1, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Love! Love! Love! Now why did I not save all my husbands old T-shirts for the past 31 years.

  • 42 Erin Alicia May 5, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I was wondering how you clean it?

  • 43 Jess Chappell May 7, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Absolutely love this rug! Am trying to buy the canvas to make one myself. What size are the squares on the canvas you used?
    I can only seem to find squares that are 5mm in size…

  • 44 Anna Beth May 16, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I had a hard time figuring out what I would use, as we don’t have a Goodwill near us, and even men’s undershirts can get quite expensive, even at Wal-Mart. I looked into jersey knit sheets, but the cheapest ones I found were still $24.99. I was hoping to make this rug for my first up and coming baby in October (!), for about as much as the blogger made it…around $12. What I finally ended up finding was t-shirt rags at Lowe’s as one other commenter mentioned. they actually are t-shirts, and I got a 5 lb box for $12. That’s a lot of white t-shirt rags, (might need more, not sure) and now I am working on cutting them up. So excited!!!

  • 45 Autumne May 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    this is wonderful!! cant wait to try it. ..A…..

  • 46 Pat Muller Jun 10, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    So very excited to start this project. As a grandmother, I have 2 very special reasons to start my Xmas projects.

  • 47 SDsuz Jun 14, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I was just thinking of the big, heavy-duty mesh laundry bag my Dad used in the military…I want to get one at the surplus store and latch hook it to stuff with some old pillows for a great big lounge pillow to crash on. I remember latch hooking as a kid-this would be way more fun!

  • 48 Brittany Jun 15, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    This looks soo great! I ordered a rug online just like this only this morning because I got soooo frustrated trying to find a good how to, needless to say I will be returning that one! I am 8 months pregnant and am going on modified bedrest so this is the perfect project, it will look great for our nursery! Thank you soo much for taking the time to post this!

  • 49 Jewelry Rage Jun 20, 2012 at 10:06 am

    This is amazing, I don’t think I would have the patients to ever even attempt this project.

  • 50 Suzanne Jun 21, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    I made one of these (the largest canvas) with wool and I got a team logo (I was teaching hockey players) on my laptop, and with a multi-media projector, projected the picture on my canvas that I had taped to the wall, then drew the design on the canvass. Then I just filled it with the right color wool. I tried with t-shirt yarn but I didn’t realize I could just skip a spot! Thank you so much. It’s a great project to do while watching TV at night.

  • 51 Carina Jul 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I love your flokati and couldn’t stop thinkin about it for days… I finally decided to make one myself. But could you please explain the bit with the seam binding? you bind the edges by hand using seam binding – what exactly is seam binding and how do you do it? I just dont seem to understand it, or may be it’s just because English isnt my first language… I tried finding it in the comments below but just couldn’t. Thank you so much & good luck with your next projects!

  • 52 tamsin Jul 2, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Small versions of these (around 1 by 2 feet) can be bought here in Thailand for around a dollar each, retail. They’re made of cotton and are usually very colourful. I love the battleship grey of your rug, seen the larger ones here in the ‘upmarket’ stores (very expensive). Suppose i could just sew a bunch of the smaller ones together :)

  • 53 Vickie Jul 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I just bought a mesh laundry bag that would work perfect for this and I think it was only 5.97 at walmart. Alot easier to wash also.

  • 54 Robin Wegner Jul 4, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    How do you finish the backing on the rug???? Thanks~!

  • 55 Gracie Jul 5, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Wonderful idea — I have a bunch of T-shirts — you’ve inspired me to do something with them instead of just using them as cleaning rags:)

  • 56 Dakota Jul 6, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    What does seam binding mean? I found sort of an explanation in the comments, but didn’t really understand it. Do you have pictures or a link as to where I could find it?

  • 57 kat Jul 7, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Number one- The rug you made is gorgeous! My question is-could I do the same thing with sheets? I need a green rug in my bedroom. Also, can you tie them using a latch hook grid instead of hooking them or does that take away from the end product? Thanks again for all your tips!! Did you get an award for all this? ( Other than your baby loving it) You should!!! Thanks again and I’ll be waiting for your response. KAT

  • 58 Angel Jul 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Is there a pattern for making an oval version of this rug?

  • 59 Beth Jul 13, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Love this idea! however, I don’t have all the time..so I looked into something that might help price and time :)

    I called my local Mill End Textiles and they have Tshirt Fabric in 36×60 per yard size in bulk… this means I can get 540 (1×4) Strips per yard…AND it’s of course in a large rectangle which allows much quicker cutting with a rotary cutter :)

    THEN..to top it off..it’s normally around $4-$5 a yard..but on sale right now for $1.99 per yard! This makes it a ONE stop shop for the fabric AND very inexpensive!

    Just a thought..

    also a Question…I’ve never worked with all of this before..Approx how many “squares” were on your Grid?

    Thank you!

  • 60 Lindsey Jul 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Oh man. This is a great idea but IMO it is VERY tedious to actually do. Cutting up all those strips with a wheel cutter sucks and hook latching them on takes forever. I wanted to make a large one rug, but I’m about ready to trim the extra rug canvas off and call it a pot holder! Lol. It really has turned out nicely but is a very arduous project.

  • 61 Lori Jul 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I’ve been searching for a shag rug for my living room and just can’t bring myself to spend the money on the price tag. I found your idea on pinterest and decided I want to make it. My question is about the dye. How do you go about doing it in your washer and does it clean out pretty well after?

  • 62 Juli VanPelt Jul 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Thank you for this idea! Can you wash them and how? I have a daycare and would love to do this as a winter project, but how do you wash it?

  • 63 Anna Beth Jul 29, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Hi. I’m having trouble with mine. I posted here before and was excited to try it, but after trying to hook the fabric strips through the holes, the fabric strips were too big to comfortably go through the holes in the latchhook canvas. Anybody else have this problem?

  • 64 Andrea Aug 3, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Re: the hook t-shirt rug, I wondered how or if it is possible to put it in a washing machine? Will the back fall apart?

  • 65 Jaci Aug 5, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Thanks for this! The instructions are clear and the illustrations make it easy to follow! I am going to do this. It seems to be the kind of thing I like to do as I sit near the kids while they fall asleep.

  • 66 Liberty Aug 6, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I am collecting t-shirts in various shades of green to make one that looks like grass! :) Great job, your rug is beautiful!

  • 67 sevusan Aug 15, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    that is really great looks good. I’m doing one in cloth fabric I’ll see how that one turns out.

  • 68 Aylah Aug 18, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    first of all your baby is darling. what a great little salesman! I have seen these rugs that require a ton of sewing and that’s no good for me and my schedule. Thank you for sharing this with all of us carfty moms! i cant wait to get started

  • 69 Kym Roberts-Hardesty Aug 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing! I’m going to do this.

  • 70 maxine Sep 17, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I am so glad I found this website. I had never heard of a flokati before but it looks so great that I want to try it. I am retired now and I think I will have the time to try something like this. Wish me luck. I just hope mine looks half as good.

  • 71 Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog Sep 17, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Gorgeous! It has been so long since I’ve done any latchooking!! I think that is a skill I will be shaking dust off of very soon!

    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

  • 72 Deepthi Weerasekera Sep 21, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Nice ideas

  • 73 Delishhh Sep 23, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I was looking for a none toxic mat for my baby and came across this! It just gorgeous! So gorgeous! I wish i had the time and patience to actually do what you did!

  • 74 Linda Oct 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    It seems to me this would be a great way to use the “left overs” from when you make T-shirt yarn. The sleeves and around the neck now have a good use, other than for rags.

  • 75 Angie Oct 4, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Just got done cutting all my tshirt strips..wow you werent kidding when you said it takes a lot of time! Getting ready to dye them, and I cant wait to get started on attaching them! Thank you so much for posting this..Im 8 months pregnant and going to try my hardest to have it done by the time my sweet girl gets here!

  • 76 Serena Oct 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Wow! I want to make two for my kitchen but need to make sure I don’t bite off more than I can chew. I am reasonably crafty but really only have time after the kid go down at night. If I am making two normal kitchen rug sized ones, can you give me a ball park how many tshirts and how much time it would take. Let’s say I want to make one as plush as you did, or slightly less. Thank you for any guidance you can give me!

  • 77 Linda Lopez Oct 31, 2012 at 1:03 am

    What a wonderful idea!

  • 78 Ann Nov 11, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Love the rug! My daughter was telling me about making a rag rug for her dorm room next fall. This looks super easy for her and I to do together before she goes off to college!

  • 79 rossinhawaii Dec 7, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    FYI: Most commercial laundromats have really big machines that can handle this rug. You need a machine that front loads which spins the contents, rather than an agitator which, well, agitates.
    Many laundromats also have a machine called an extractor which will spin the contents nearly dry. That helps get it back in use without worrying about mold or mildew.
    Though you shouldn’t have to do it often, it’s good to know it can be done.

  • 80 MaryStar Dec 13, 2012 at 2:11 am

    So cool, I’ve been lamenting my decision about our living rug and like you I have children, 10 and 3 so I need something durable but something with unexpected style and this rug is great and we can all work on it together. Great project, thank you so much for sharing!

  • 81 Betty Stotts Jan 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    love this idea ! What do you do when it needs to be washed ?

  • 82 Ji Jan 11, 2013 at 3:09 pm


  • 83 Bonnie Jan 28, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Was looking for ideas for hand made rugs and found this site. Fun rug! Read thru the comments. Found several asking about cleaning this rug. Xoelle said she just shakes it. I have a “horror” story of cleaning hooked rug: Did a kit with yarn. Took HOURS. My mom came to help with a new baby. She put it in washer. EVERY yarn cam out!!. The washer was literally full of yarn. Use a delicates bag! Or just shake/hang on a line and beat with a tennis racket to make the dust fly.
    Several also asked what seam binding is/where to get. Go to the notions isle at fabric store to get. Comes in several widths. It is used to bind seams so they won’t fray. Hope this helps someone as this blog is 2 years old as I write this.

  • 84 Amy Feb 1, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this project! I am in love with these rugs. Rather than dye and cut a bunch of t-shirts, I purchased a king size bed full set of bed sheets at my local Good will, as a former employee I knew when the shipments form Target arrived. I only paid three dollars for the set. Doing this I washed the set and was able to skip the dying process. The cutting process I did as I went, I have three daughters that are currently helping me in the looping process. This is a great project to do as a family and having those priceless bonding moments are so refreshing. Thank you again!!!

  • 85 manuela pina Feb 13, 2013 at 5:23 am

    so easy… i want do it quily because i´ve a new house without rugs and here were in Holland they are so expansive. i need mush more things and you make this so easy than i asked you send me if you please more. my e-mail is nanypina@gmail.com or in faceboock manuela pina. thanks for the idea

  • 86 Steph Feb 17, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I got a small mat making kit from my grandparents when I was a kid. I had mostly completed it before realising it felt horrible and I had not use for a cheap woollen mat with a heart on it so I put it away in a cupboard and never looked at it again.

    If it’s still in there, I can pull all the cheap yarn out and start again doing something like this.

    Thank you for this tutorial. You will be bookmarked :)

  • 87 residentgeek Feb 18, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    i like the idea.. i would like one about 8 x 10 feet.. but i am not sure i really have the patience.. but my question is how do you clean it without it falling apart or something? can you vacuum? throw in the wash?

  • 88 Sydney B Mar 3, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    I plan to make one of these for my next project. I see a lot of questions about washing. I crocheted a rug from recycled sheets-it is 4×6 feet and heavy, so will not go ina washer/ I spread it out on the driveway and wash it with the garden hose. Dr. Bronners soap watered down in a spray bottle does well to freshen it up and it’s non-toxic. It hangs over a fence to dry. This would probably work for the flokati rug too!

  • 89 CONNIE Mar 12, 2013 at 9:31 am


  • 90 Rose Mar 12, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Wonderful rug. I did something simular years ago with quilt fabric
    but T-shirts would be much much softer. Last longer. No ravveling. You are a very nice person to share this with me.
    Will I get a baby when my rug is done?LOL
    Grandma Rose

  • 91 Wendy Haase Mar 22, 2013 at 10:12 am

    I made a large, probably 6×8, rug like this several years back. I don’t like the latch hook canvas, as it’s too hard on my hands, so I crocheted my grid. I used all colors of shirts and even left logos for added texture. It took months, but I just draped my grid over a lowered ironing board and worked on it a little here and there. I loved it; it was very cozy. Cleaning, however, became an issue. It was extremely heavy … dry. Once wet outside, it was immovable. After a cat got sick on it, I gave up.

  • 92 hilary S. Apr 18, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks for the directions! It inspired me to make my own rug. Instead of t-shirts I used old jersey cotton sheets. I ended up needing two flat sheets and most of a fitted sheet for a 24 by 30 inch rug. It took a LONG time to cut the fabric up and I ended up doing about 1 hour segments of cutting, then would latch hook those pieces into the rug to break it up a little bit. I just used scissors to cut the sheets up, which was quite uncomfortable and left blisters if I did it too long. All in all my rug took me about three weeks to finish, working on it about 10 or so hours a week. It’s a nice thing to do while watching some tv or other things because it’s mindless. I love the way it looks and can’t wait to iron in my binding and use it! Thanks a lot for the tutorial!

  • 93 Caitlyn Apr 23, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    The rug looks great! Can’t wit to do it! But I have 1 question… how big did that rug you just made up there come out to be? I wanted to know because I am trying to make a rug like this for my room and i need to know how many t-shirts to use. Thanks! Once again, the rug looks GREAT!!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  • 94 Alicia May 4, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    love this rug–there are lots of tutorials out there on t-shirt rugs and I liked yours the best–great photos and detail. Love your blog too…sorry about your bike :(

  • 95 Suzanne May 4, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Made one of these with yarn (knot in every square) with the logo of a hockey theme and a full size canvas…took me forever! Now making smaller one about quarter of the large canvas for my niece with sweatshirt material (I had like 5 yards of it and ran out!). They are very heavy and I too am wondering how it will be washed. Maybe at a DIY carwash like we do the car mats! These are a perfect craft to do while relaxing and watching TV.

  • 96 Bolacha Maria May 9, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    this is the best tshirt rug tutorial i have seen :)
    I have just made a post im my my blog (with links and credits of course)


    thanks for sharing this fantastic tutorial!!!

  • 97 mary mcclaine May 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    that rug is awsome.

  • 98 Susan May 27, 2013 at 8:24 am

    OMG!! This is so wonderful. Wasn’t clear on how to finish edges. This is certainly something I will try!! Please explain how to do edges.

  • 99 Julie May 31, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I’ve been making a quilt with recycled jeans and have TONS of strips of leftovers. I’m thinking these would make a great rug. I’m making this my next project! Have you ever thought about taking the rug to the carwash to clean it. Use the hooks to hold it up and then laundry soap on the brush to clean it. Then you can rinse and hang dry. I do this with my dogs’ rug. They get that rug nasty quickly!

  • 100 Lesley Anne Morgan Jul 6, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Your rug is really fabulous, and I love the colour. My gran used to make these rugs out of all different coloured old clothes so they were very bright. I’ve been looking for instructions for a long time as I’d forgotten exactly what to do. So thanks. I will consider dying as you did for a really professional look.
    Great instructions.

  • 101 Lori Sep 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I’m starting my own here, using an older fuzzy off-white blanket. Just wanted to throw in that if you do something with a grain you can save all the time spent cutting, simply by ripping. It will also give you even sized strips, I’m going to have to do is cut the 4 inch lengths

  • 102 Maggie Oct 2, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Great tutorial! I found a couple of awesome alternatives for materials…

    Rather than rely on (iffy) thrift store finds, I just went to a bargain fabric wholesaler and got four yards of a jersey knit material in a shade I liked — it cost me $11. At the dollar store I found a 5′x7′ anti-slip rug mat for $2.25 in the same grid form, but rubberized so it doesn’t fray and also won’t slip if you put it on a wood floor!

    I just started cutting my strips last night (this is going to be a long process) but I’m looking forward to the finished product!

  • 103 Debbie Oct 8, 2013 at 10:34 am

    GO Cutter has a die that cuts 1″ strips – will certainly be quicker and easier than scissors or a rotary cutter and the strips are precise.

  • 104 Debra Oct 15, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    This is so sweet! I am in the process of doing this same thing but in leather strips! Still in the cutting step, very time consuming. I am using various colors because I have a whole tote of leather swatches.

  • 105 Karen Manasco Dec 2, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I cannot tell you how many times I’ve viewed this page, and find it hard to believe there are not a ton of compliments and comments. Love, love, love this rug, and am in the process of making one of my own. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 106 elle Dec 6, 2014 at 3:53 am

    Thanks Karen! I actually lost my whole website about a year ago (when I was updating and forgot to back-up first!) and lost all 300+ comments. I’d love to see yours when it’s complete!

  • 107 Liz Dec 12, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Hi there, just stumbled on your Site, and love it. I’m very much a diy er. :). One question about the rug. You said that you cut out one inch stripes… Is that one X one? I’d like to give this rug a go, and see how it turns out. Thanks.

  • 108 elle Dec 17, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Hi Liz! I hope that you do try this out! I cut the strips into 1 x 4 inch strips. Let me know how it goes for you- happy holidays!

  • 109 caz Jan 5, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    How do you bind the edges?

  • […] it seems they never got there…(Thank goodness, but to be fair, I was 10.)  This version of a DIY latch hook rug is made with old t-shirts instead of yarn, and are perfect for warming up those cold floors! From […]

  • 111 Terri Umphlett Feb 8, 2015 at 5:30 am

    This is exactly what I was looking for! My 9 year old daughter and 14 year old son each want a shag rug for their rooms, but anything more than a 3×5 is either outrageous in price or terrible workmanship. I am definitely doing this!

  • 112 Ginger Walton Feb 11, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    are you able to wash this in a washing machine?

  • 113 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Hi Ginger! I do wash this in the washing machine! I think if it were any bigger I wouldn’t be able to though. =)

  • 114 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:13 am

    Jan 22, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    My question is- do you remove the taped edges at some point to finish it off?

    Thanks for the help. I spent a ton of money on a pink rug similar to this for my first baby’s room!

  • 115 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:14 am

    13 maggie
    Feb 3, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Great instructions and pictures. Very inspirational

  • 116 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:14 am

    14 Hayley
    Feb 7, 2010 at 5:25 am

    hi, I just inherited a bunch of old sheets and I’ve been considering making a rug like this out of them. My question is how do you wash it? Will the backing hold up in a washer? Thanks for posting this tutorial, now I finally know how to make one!

  • 117 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:14 am

    15 admin
    Feb 8, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    wow! Sheets sound great! I’ve never tried to wash mine- but I have washed a latch hook rug that my Grandma made me and the canvas held up just fine- it’s very sturdy. I’d love to see how your rug turns out- good luck!

  • 118 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:15 am

    16 Tracy
    Mar 9, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me how big you made your rug. I want to do this in our baby nursery, but the largest piece of latch canvas I can find is 36″ X 60″. Is that how big your rug is? Thanks!

  • 119 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:15 am

    17 admin
    Mar 9, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Hi Tracy!
    My finished rug is 36″ x 36″. I found the same size latch canvas that you did- I had wanted it bigger and just assumed that I would join a few peices of canvas together since that would be cheaper than buying it larger online (I found the 36″ x 60″ at my local JoAnn). I left it at it’s current size because it fit into the room perfectly. Several peices of canvas can be joined together simply by laying them together a few rows from the edge and latching through both layers at the same time. I hope your rug turns out great!

  • 120 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:15 am

    18 A Stone
    Apr 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    brilliant, just the pattern I have been looking for, trust I can use the pattern
    I work at a charity store, and we have to throw away hundreds of t shirts a week, the t shirts can be re used for a very useful household item
    thank you
    from Qld Australia

  • 121 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:16 am

    19 A Stone
    Apr 13, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    reading some of the other ladies comments

    are these washable, do we just put them in the wash machine?
    ladies could go to the local charity stores, and see if they could purchase very very cheaply a bag of t shirts that would other wise go to refuse land fill

    yes you could make a book out of your items,

  • 122 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:16 am

    20 admin
    Apr 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Hi there!
    Since you’re dealing with cotton and/or cotton/poly blends- they should be able to be thrown into the wash- that being said, my rug is 4 ft square and it’s so heavy and bulky that there’s no way my washing machine can handle it- so we wash it as if it was a shag rug- we air it out and shake it/ beat it outside- I’d love to hear if someone had a successful machine washing!
    And yes! Recycle and reuse! This project is awesome for using shirts that would otherwise be thrown away!
    And yes! use the pattern! I posted it here without restriction so anyone can use it for any purpose. =)

  • 123 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:17 am

    21 luisa
    May 6, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Me ha parecido una idea genial y muy práctica especialmente para reutilizar todas las camisetas que siempre hay por la casa..
    Enhorabuena le quedo preciosa

  • 124 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:18 am

    22 dana
    May 13, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    oh my gosh. I just found this through a Spanish blog and WOW. Totally cool. Totally rad. You just inspired me to try this (uh, in my spare 70 hours of time….).
    thank you for sharing! it’s is amazing.
    Just wondering….have you ever machine washed it since? Or is it too big for a machine. Maybe I missed in your post what size the rug is.
    Thank you!
    – dana

  • 125 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:18 am

    23 dana
    May 13, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    um, just read your response in the comments. sorry, should have looked there first :)

  • 126 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:18 am

    24 de petites choses
    Jun 25, 2010 at 10:58 am

    es una pasada!!! me encanta,y parece facil y todo….
    It’s fantastic.I’d love it!!!

  • 127 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:19 am

    25 Kevin
    Jul 2, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Nice rug! What canvas mesh size did you use? I can’t quite figure it out based on your note about 70 strips/square.


  • 128 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:19 am

    26 admin
    Jul 8, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Thanks kevin!
    Sorry it’s taken me awhile to respond. This is the canvas that I used: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?pageName=search&flag=true&PRODID=prd34290
    The printed grid has squares that are 2.5 inches square, and the holes are about 4 to an inch, or 1/4 inch each.
    Are you going to make one? Best of luck!


  • 129 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:20 am

    27 Jessica
    Jul 20, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Hi there!

    I just wanted to say a big thank you for your post and tutorial! I literally have been looking all over the web to find a set of instructions regarding making latch hook rugs for my new eco friendly bedroom and everything that I’ve found just hasn’t cut the mustard! The pictures here made a HUGE difference!

    I have bought a few pieces to start my own rug (starting of small for the first project!), just in need of lots of tshirts/material now!

    Thanks again,

  • 130 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:20 am

    28 Bethany
    Jul 29, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Hi there Elle!

    We are excited to start on our rug (Kevin, who posted recently) is my husband. Word to the wise though — if you have a front loader (though this may be relevant to a top loader as well) — you might want to wash the pieces in a lingerie bag. We think a couple of the strips “got away” and into our pump or drain hose or something and now our washer isn’t too happy.

    I am sure it is fixable, but just wanted to make future makers aware of the possibility and just warn them of this hazard and suggest the lingerie bag method!

    Thanks again for the awesome tutorial, though, Elle!

  • 131 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:21 am

    29 Jess
    Aug 4, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Do you think this would work with a simple shape in the center? Also, how did you finish the rug? Did you sew the edges back and leave the masking tape on or did you do something else? Thanks!

  • 132 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:21 am

    30 admin
    Aug 5, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Hello there! I think that this could work with a simple shape, although I’ve never tried it. I did help a friend make one with a very simple airplane in the center and she said that it turned out great (I never got to see it complete). One of these days I will use the hem tape that I purchased to match to finish the rug- stitching it on by hand. For now, the masking tape is still on, but the rug is so full that it’s safely hidden. I recommend hem tape- and when I finally get around to doing mine (gosh, it’s been like two years!) I’ll add some photos here. =)

  • 133 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:22 am

    31 Christine
    Aug 5, 2010 at 10:06 am

    from start to finish, about how long would you say it took? I’m expecting a baby in 2 months & I would like to know if 2 months a couple hours a day is enough to have the rug completed by?

  • 134 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:22 am

    32 Cindy
    Aug 23, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    You were featured on Re-Nest.com !!!!

  • 135 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:22 am

    33 Brenda
    Aug 23, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Oh man, this is awesome. I’m SO inspired! If I make one I’ll send you a picture. Beautiful work! :)

  • 136 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:23 am

    34 Louise
    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:28 am

    I see you staggered and hooked every other opening. The rug seems tight and thick…maybe that’s a good thing. What do you think about going every third one instead (in all directions)? Do you think it would be too sparse? I’m trying to not only cut down on the time but the density of it, which seems overly so, maybe in person it would feel differently. Would you respond to my email? vesla2 at aol dot com Thanks!

  • 137 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:23 am

    35 Jacqueline Thrash
    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:56 am

    great idea, perfect instructions! thx!

  • 138 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:24 am

    36 Amanda
    Aug 24, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    If I was doing this, I think I might put the binding on by machine before I started to hook. It would make the edges softer while I work on it, and save time. I’d also use inch wide twill tape folded in half. You could dye to match if you find cotton tape.

  • 139 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:24 am

    37 careyg
    Aug 24, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Anyone have any cheap ideas on where to get white tees? Ive checked thrift stores without much luck. Thanks!

  • 140 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:25 am

    38 jennifer
    Aug 24, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Just think of all the wonderful memories you created when you (and all of your helpers) were working on this porject. A great story for Jack, too.

    You did a great job! Thanks so much for the tutorial. If I ever find myself with a surplus of time and t-shirts, I have just the solution! I LOVE it!

  • 141 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:25 am

    39 Laura
    Aug 24, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Could you dye the tshirts prior to cutting into strips?

  • 142 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:25 am

    40 Lana Jurewicz
    Aug 24, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    We are connected on Twitter ~ thanks for posting this. My husband brought a flokati back from Iceland years ago & it was ruined in a move. I too love these rugs and can’t wait to try this. Happy to have connected with you!


    Lana J.

  • 143 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:26 am

    41 DIY FYI: Flokati Rug from Tshirts. « Li’l Magoolie
    Aug 24, 2010 at 6:17 pm

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  • 144 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:27 am

    42 Things I’d like to do | No Time for a Title
    Aug 25, 2010 at 8:37 am

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  • 145 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:27 am

    43 Victoria
    Aug 26, 2010 at 4:34 am

    This is about the best thing I’ve ever seen. I’m kicking my self for clearing out old knit fabric from my stash… Let the hoarding begin again!

    Very well done.

  • 146 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:27 am

    44 Miti
    Aug 26, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Love this!!!!!!!

  • 147 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:28 am

    45 Miti
    Aug 26, 2010 at 9:07 am

    I loved this so much, I’m featuring you today @ the Five Moms’ Blog. Hope you stop by.

  • 148 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:28 am

    46 Bonnie
    Aug 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks for the direction Laura. I believe I’ll make one of these rugs for my grandson, Kanelo. Even though he’s 1 the boy is always on the floor more than standing. The rug will sure help with some bruising. Again great job and thank you.

  • 149 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:29 am

    47 T-shirt Latch Hook Rug Tutorial : KitsKorner.Com
    Aug 26, 2010 at 7:40 pm

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  • 150 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:29 am

    48 Peggy
    Aug 27, 2010 at 9:23 am

    I think it’s important to note that the strips should be cut on the lengthwise (vertical) grain of the fabric. Otherwise, small pieces could be pulled off the ends of the strips- definitely not something you’d want to happen with a baby!!

  • 151 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:30 am

    49 Gwyndalin Glass
    Aug 28, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Thanks for the great tutorial. I found it on re-nest. The rug looks great. I’ve been thinking about doing the same thing for my son’s room.

  • 152 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:30 am

    50 This week Lola made… « Super Awesome!
    Aug 29, 2010 at 12:23 pm

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  • 153 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:31 am

    51 Saving Money Takes Time | Saveafewbucks’s Blog
    Aug 30, 2010 at 9:00 am

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  • 154 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:31 am

    52 vdp
    Aug 30, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    May I ask what brand/color dye you used? I really like the color!

  • 155 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:31 am

    53 Alison
    Sep 6, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Oh my I’m planning on doing this . I love it !!!!!

  • 156 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:32 am

    54 Carol
    Sep 9, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I plan on making this, I love it so much. Did you ever think of submitting it to Ready Made magazine?

  • 157 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:32 am

    55 Libertad González Burgos
    Sep 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Gracias por compartir tan maravilloso trabajo, siento no poder responder en tu idioma, pero te prometo que si alguien te lo puede traducir entre tanto yo aprenderé lo suficiente para darte las gracias de nuevo, muchos besos y hasta pronto, espero poder regalarte algo similar, por ahora me deleitaré con tus maravillosas fotos.

  • 158 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:32 am

    56 AruljothiKarikalan
    Sep 12, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Great tutorial. Thank you for this detailed tutorial

  • 159 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:33 am

    57 madelyne
    Sep 25, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Awesome! I have just found one of my first home deco projects for my new place! I love the comfy look and texture these rugs possess. I can already feel myself in my newly painted kitchen standing in my bare feet washing dishes and wiggling toes on top of this tshirt rug!

    Thank you for your tutorial :D

  • 160 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:33 am

    58 T-Shirtlerden Halı Yapımı – isleme.net
    Sep 29, 2010 at 12:19 am

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  • 161 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:33 am

    59 Recycle your T-shirts | Frugal Village
    Sep 29, 2010 at 9:09 am

    […] If you don’t knit or crochet, make a latch-hook rug with T-shirts strips. Visit Xoelle (xoelle.com/2009/05/t-shirt-latch-hook-rug-tutorial) for a tutorial. Retail cost for a t-shirt rug is between $30-$600 depending on size and […]

  • 162 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:34 am

    60 Shelley
    Sep 30, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I’ve been googling for inspiration for a t-shirt rug tutorial and found yours – thanks for sharing!

  • 163 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:34 am

    61 machelle
    Oct 9, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Pretty cool

  • 164 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:34 am

    62 Apple
    Oct 11, 2010 at 7:12 am

    omg! I definitely want to do this when I have my own home soon!:Pp

  • 165 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:35 am

    63 a day in the life of a cracked pot….
    Oct 26, 2010 at 10:43 am

    […] This one is not a braided rug like the ones you see in older homes, but it is really nice looking! It looks like it would be really soft and fluffy. You know… the kind that you would want to curl up on and take a nap? It really does look WONDERFUL […]

  • 166 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:35 am

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  • 167 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:35 am

    65 Cherlyn Page
    Nov 1, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Hi, I am about to start…I found t-shirts at my local Goodwill Outlet for about $1.60 a pound. I bought a ton for about 20 bucks. (I just looked for anything white-or multicolored if that is your style) Great place to go for cheap!!! Thx for the info-these rugs are sooo expensive to buy, can’t wait to start!

  • 168 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:35 am

    66 Col
    Nov 6, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Thanks so much for sharing this. I hope to finish my rug this weekend. My 2 year old son loves it already. I can’t wait to finish it and put it in his room :-)

  • 169 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:36 am

    67 feroni2
    Nov 16, 2010 at 3:50 am

    Замечательная идея. Я обязательно попробую смастерить нечто подобное.

  • 170 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:36 am

    68 kandy
    Nov 29, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Great directions. This is going to be the Christmas vacation project with the girls. 12 and 13 yo

  • 171 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:36 am

    69 Alison
    Jan 2, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Im excited to try this. Im gathering my tshirts now

  • 172 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:37 am

    70 Yetunde
    Jan 9, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I am dying to do this, but of course I’m trying to see if there’s a less time consuming way to do it, since of course I’m into instant gratification. I also want to make a fairly large one, though we’ll have to see about that. I was at Lowe’s today and I saw in the paint department they have these white jersey knit rags 18×18″, pack of 10 for $5. Of course I would’ve preferred to recycle t-shirt, but those rags would save a few steps. I also saw somewhere where the maker lined up the scraps and sewed them together then sewed them onto the backing, as opposed to latching each individual scrap. This sounds good, but I’m wondering if it would really be faster than doing it your way. Great tutorial!

  • 173 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:37 am

    71 Jeanie P.
    Jan 14, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Your rug is beautiful! I made rugs like these years ago but with yarn and smaller canvas. The T-Shirt idea is great and looks so much more comfortable. I think it would be so much better to dye your shirts first, while whole shirts, instead of having all those small pieces in your washer!!! I’ve dyed many items before with Rit dye and it works just fine and is made for whole garments, so don’t worry about the entire t-shirt being the same color….and even it it’s not, A: Wlho could tell and B: Who cares? You just made a beautiful rug!!! I think if you saved many different solid colored t-shirts and made a milti-colored rug, that would be pretty too and no dying needed. As for washing, it is washable outside of a machine. Just handwash in your bathtub, roll several times between towels to dry then lay flay to dry outside, if weather is nice! : )

  • 174 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:38 am

    72 Arizona
    Jan 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    This is fantastic! I’m definitely going to do this. I have so many t-shirts from my kids, my husband and myself…perfect! Thanks for the idea and the tutorial!

  • 175 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:38 am

    73 Project to Try: Latch Hook Rug
    Jan 17, 2011 at 12:39 pm

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  • 176 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:39 am

    74 Projects I Want to Make! « I Got A Notion!
    Jan 17, 2011 at 2:45 pm

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  • 177 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:39 am

    75 LeDawn
    Jan 19, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I would LOVE to make this! I am just not sure I would have the patience to do so! It’s beautiful and looks so comfy!

  • 178 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:39 am

    76 Vanessa
    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Holy gorgeous, Batman!

    Well done, absolutely gorgeous.

  • 179 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:40 am

    77 Jennifer
    Jan 31, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I just came across this after falling in love with some I seen on etsy… so I went to the local good will on blue tag day and got some jersey knit sheets for 99 cents each! I’m not looking forward to the cutting up process, but I will tackle this job soon :)

  • 180 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:40 am

    78 Miss Stovetop
    Feb 1, 2011 at 5:09 am

    WOW, you’re a star!

  • 181 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:40 am

    79 CelticMommy
    Feb 1, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Omigosh, this is so super cool! I think I might need to make one of these for the boys’ bathroom. :-)

  • 182 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:40 am

    80 Julia
    Feb 1, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Brilliant – I’ve been thinking about making one of these.
    Thanks so much for the tutorial.
    I might try something small like a bathmat first…

  • 183 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:41 am

    81 Ana
    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Hi! I’m from Spain, I saw your blog a year ago, If you enter here http://www.flickr.com/photos/58830566@N05/

    You can see what I have done with your tutorial…I hope ypu like it.
    Thank you It’s a great idea.

  • 184 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:41 am

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  • 185 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:41 am

    83 Emelina
    Feb 7, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Plz email me. Can you wash this entire thing? I love the color btw, so pretty!

  • 186 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:41 am

    84 Michaela
    Feb 9, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I was wondering, if you are willing to spend a little bit more on the shirts, is it okay to buy precolored shirts rather than dying white ones? a store near me has colored shirts for rather cheap, i figured this might save some time..

  • 187 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:42 am

    85 Melody Ring
    Feb 9, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I’m making a “creativity page” and wanted to put a link to this project using one of your photos. I see that all your pictures are copy righted. I would like permission to use one of your pictures and to link to your website.

    Wonderful idea! Love it.

    Thanks, Melody

  • 188 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:42 am

    86 tattoo maori designs
    Feb 13, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Really nice! I want to try this as well, thank you!

  • 189 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:42 am

    87 Mel Colwell
    Feb 14, 2011 at 4:11 am

    Thanks for posting such a great tutorial! I’ve just purchased my materials to make this amazing rug and I realize i have one question that I couldn’t find the answer to on the tutorial or in the replies below: what size are the cotton strips that you cut out? I know you mentioned that you made a very high piled rug so I was curious what size you used. Thanks!

  • 190 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:43 am

    88 Lauren @YoungNester
    Feb 16, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    This is amazing! I love it! Great tutorial!

  • 191 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:43 am

    89 daily / links for 2011-02-23
    Feb 23, 2011 at 6:01 am

    […] t-shirt latch hook rug tutorial (tags: tshirt flokati rug howto diy) […]

  • 192 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:43 am

    90 Karen J
    Mar 9, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    @ 87 Mel Colwell:
    the strips were approximately 1″ x 4″ – but that’s a flexible number: longer or shorter, changes the ‘shagginess’ … much wider, though, and they won’t fit through the canvas.

  • 193 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:44 am

    91 Rain « Adventures
    Mar 11, 2011 at 5:34 am

    […] Rug […]

  • 194 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:44 am

    92 Melissa Rudi
    Mar 15, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    I absolutely love the tutorial and definitely want to try something like this! I had a few questions though! Do you remove the masking tape toward the end or leave it on?And what exactly do you mean by binding the edges by hand with seam binding? Sorry, I’m a little ignorant when it comes to anything sewing related!
    Please e-mail me with an answer =)
    I would love to start on this right away!

  • 195 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:44 am

    93 Seth
    Mar 21, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    It looks so comfortable. I wonder how it would look with multiple colors? I’ll have to give it a shot.

  • 196 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:45 am

    94 Linda J
    Mar 21, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    this is SOOO cool – I LOVE it & want to give it a try….I like the idea of using it at my kitchen sink…so soft & cushy! As a quilter, I’m constantly cutting up scraps to save for later. As a recycle freak I cut up old tees into soft hankies for the grandkids. No more hankies now – gonna set up a container to fill with 1×4 strips that will go into a scrappy rug! You did a GREAT job with your tutorial & a wonderful service to all of us who will follow your lead. Thanks so much! (hmmm, wonder if ya could do the same with old sweatshirts/pants???)

  • 197 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:45 am

    95 Judy Watson
    Mar 23, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I live in NZ and would love to make this rug
    Do all the tshirts need to be same size and also plain white without pattern?

  • 198 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:45 am

    96 Kiki
    Mar 26, 2011 at 1:43 am

    This is amazing! I’ve been wanting to replace my hideous bedroom rug for ages but didn’t want to spend all that money a new rug, so this is right up my alley. Can you tell me, did you use all the strips from the t-shirts you cut up? I’m thinking of doing a mix of two or three different colors and if I can’t find enough white t-shirts at my thrift shops I might just buy the remaining fabric at Joann’s. I’m trying to estimate the amount I need, but I don’t want to go too far over.

  • 199 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:46 am

    97 Darla
    Mar 28, 2011 at 9:39 am

    this is awesome! I am gonna try this with strips and burlap, will see how it goes

  • 200 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:46 am

    98 Stacey
    Mar 31, 2011 at 1:47 am

    I love this! to the point that i went out and bought a huge rug canvas and am in the process of collecting/cutting/dying the strips.

    with all the talk about how long it took, im dreading doing this 5′ x 4′ rug though haha

    but in the end it will be worth it!

    oh and ive decided to do it in a bright red!

    cant wait to see how it turns out! :)

  • 201 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:46 am

    99 Robin
    Mar 31, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Wow this looks great! And so much softer than typical latchhook yarn! I got all the stuff together today, and my strips are in the dryer, hopefully I’ll have enough to finish the whole thing, but it’s a mix of precolored shirts anyway so it’ll just be another trip to Goodwill.
    I’ll try to get pics up when I’m done! It’ll be blues and greens :)

  • 202 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:46 am

    100 Janine Nock
    Apr 2, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Looks super easy if your a little crafty. I have always wanted to make a small rug for my room. I had no clue what I would need, thanks for the detailed how to article. Off to pick some supplies…..

  • 203 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:47 am

    101 Talya
    Apr 6, 2011 at 12:26 am

    This is incredible! I can’t wait to try and do it! Can you explain to me how to “bind the edges by hand using seam binding”…I’m new to DIY :) thanks a million!

  • 204 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:47 am

    102 links to LOTS of boy ideas…. «
    Apr 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    […] Check out these RUGS!!!! They made these, kids. This first one is a t-shirt rug. […]

  • 205 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:47 am

    103 Breana
    Apr 12, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Hello and thank you so much for this info on how to make this beautiful rug!!! You are very fortunite to have only paid 25$! Im having trouble finding white t-shirts. Do you have any advice on where to buy cheap shirts? I cannot find any freecyclers in my area!

  • 206 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:48 am

    104 sarah
    Apr 16, 2011 at 1:37 am

    This is awesome! I have leftover jersey fabric and a ton of old shirt. All dif colors that I’m just going to mix up. Honestly the strip don’t have to be perfect bc it rolls after washing anyway. I also started by folding the edge and just latching thru it instead of binding or seaming the end. It works great! Now it won’t unravel. I got a huge project to finish. Lol.. thanks again!

  • 207 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:48 am

    105 Bee
    Apr 16, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I love this tutorial, its so detailed and its making me want to make a rug…just need lots of tshirts now!!!

  • 208 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:48 am

    106 Sandi
    Apr 16, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I saw a YouTube video where a lady took a stool and turned it upside down, then stretched a T-shirt over it and began to cut in 1/2 inch rounds all the way up to the armpit on the T-shirt. To finish cutting the shirt, she next began at the neck in 1/2 inch rounds. This ended up giving her a very long piece of what she called ‘Tarn”, which she used to crochet with. Do you think that would work with this if the Tarn would then be cut into 4 inch lengths? It seems it would save a tremendous amount of time in the cutting phase if you think it would work.

    Also, how many 4 inch pieces did you put together to pull through the latch holes?
    Thanks for the great tutorial.

  • 209 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:49 am

    107 Donna Ritchie
    Apr 23, 2011 at 11:29 am

    OK. Got my shirts. Wish me luck. Thank you. You are so freaking funny. I’ll send you a pic. I don’t have time to blog right now and I appreciate you crafting people. My dye is baby blue. Must start blogging. Again, thanks.

  • 210 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:49 am

    108 Deanna
    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    I’ve been trying to find a tutorial for a rug with old t-shirts – this one is great – thanks you – I can’t wait to try this!

  • 211 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:49 am

    109 Aleena
    Apr 30, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Since I want all one uniform color and the t-shirts at the thrift store will have me cutting out all the logos on them, I chose a set of queen sized jersey sheets instead! Saves cutting around logos, cutting off cuffs and sleeves and the dying job. Glad I found something because I was about to break down and get the fabric from the craft store.

  • 212 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:49 am

    110 Maria Trader
    May 1, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Wow. I love this. We have been shopping around for a large area rug, preferable something high pile like this I think I’m gonna make a trip to the thrift store and have a go. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • 213 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:50 am

    111 Suzy
    May 2, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    This looks really great. I have often thrown away t-shirts with holes so I will be collecting them in future. I have a small piece of canvas I can use to make a cushion as it isn’t large enough for a rug. One suggestion I have for finishing the raw edges of the canvas is to fold it over about five or six squares from the edge and just to hook the material through the double canvas. I do this when I have made ones with the cut wool. It saves having to sew in ends and cannot come undone.
    Great tutorial.

  • 214 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:50 am

    112 nichole depompe
    May 2, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Hi i read through the posts and didn’t see an answer to this question so here goes .. what size “latch” did you use for this project? would you be able to post a link possibly?? and the 36 x 60 link you posted is the EXACT same one you used, Correct? thanks so much .. sorry new to crafting >.<

  • 215 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:50 am

    113 jessi
    May 4, 2011 at 9:44 am

    So if I were to use a 24” X 30” rug, how many t-shirts will be used in this square? How large was your “70 strips per square” rug size?

  • 216 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:51 am

    114 shawna
    May 9, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    i think i will use two grids that are 16×16 and stuff and sew them into a very cool pillow! It would probobly work with just one side fluffy and the back side done with felt alos. thanks for the great idea…

  • 217 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:51 am

    115 sacha
    May 11, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I came across this randomly and loved it! i actually started making mine yesterday! i’ve been collecting throw away t-shirts from my family and friends – so my cost has only been 12 bucks so far for the canvas and the hook! thank you so much for the great idea!

  • 218 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:51 am

    116 Jane B.
    May 15, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I just made one of my own! Thanks for the tutorial! I used 10 yards of jersey fabric from my local JoAnn store and ended up having to cut my strips to 4 inches long and one half inch wide because its a little different from tshirt material. I used tons of color and its so incredibly soft!

  • 219 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:51 am

    117 Sarah
    May 16, 2011 at 10:13 am

    I love this idea! My only question is: do you thing dying colored t-shirts would be problematic. I’m not too familiar with the dying process and would love your feedback!


  • 220 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:52 am

    118 Lesley
    May 19, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I just finished one of my very own! I used flat sheets and ended up cutting mine 1/2 inch by 4 inches. I love how soft it has turned out and am dying to use it as a bath mat. Perhaps another rug, large like yours, is in my future!
    Check out pictures on my blog:

  • 221 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:52 am

    119 this is happening. – living in color
    May 19, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    […] and 55″) is well out of our price range. maybe someday. in the meantime, though…this is what we decided to do instead. hooray for d.i.y.! tom and i are going to work on it together. it will take some major […]

  • 222 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:52 am

    120 Titti @ Shoestring Pavilion
    May 19, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Don’t know if I’ll ever get around to doing this but it’s such a cool idea!
    Had a little thought. It should be possible to make smaller squares of rug and bind them with velcro tape to connect them together into a big rug that would be easy to reconfigure and wash as needed, kind of like Flor tiles?
    Haven’t done it myself (yet) but it seems like it would work. Just thought I’d put it out there for those that wanted to make bigger and washable rugs.

  • 223 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:53 am

    121 Iris
    May 21, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    NICE! Thank you for sharing!! Looks like a great project that my daughter and I can work on together. She is a very crafty kid :)

  • 224 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:53 am

    122 Kate
    May 21, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I just started my rug in a chocolatey brown for a new apartment. I was really excited until I realized how long it takes to do just one square!!! This might take longer than the 5 weeks until I move.

  • 225 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:53 am

    123 Sandy Hawes
    Jun 1, 2011 at 9:39 am

    I’ve been wanting to make a rug for under my desk, to keep my toes warm. I have 4 yards of pink poly with a flower print, so now to the cutting of strips, this should be fun. Thanks for the tutorial.

  • 226 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:53 am

    124 Lyndsey
    Jun 1, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    This is quite amazing, now I can make these instead of buying them! How fun! :]

  • 227 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:54 am

    125 kate-murray.com » Blog Archive » Six random things on a Saturday
    Jun 4, 2011 at 6:35 am

    […] Make your own rugs! latch hook rug with t-shirts and chunky crochet rug with old sheets. They both look really cool although VERY time consuming. […]

  • 228 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:54 am

    126 Gitta Pusateri
    Jun 4, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I love your instructions I have always wanted to know how to do this .Your pictures helped me in knowing to skip a hole. The adorable little man helped too.lol Thanks a bunch you have safed me from boredom

  • 229 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:54 am

    127 Kayla D
    Jun 5, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    I was wondering if you could use 4″quilt squares cut into once inch strips for this rug maybe flannel or would that not feel very nice.. I am also pregnant and would love to make something like this for my new apartment…and the little boy on the way to play on. Any input would help I have never made anything before !

  • 230 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:54 am

    128 Sarah
    Jun 12, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    So glad I found this! My husband wears white shirts all the time under everything and they start to get yellow and dingy and he gets new ones – but I’ve always felt bad just throwing out a bag of shirts – so I’ve been saving white shirts forever thinking “I’m sure I’ll find something to do with these some day!” I have a ton of them. And now I have a project – yeah! I had previously thought to cut them into really long strips and crochet a rug with a large needle but I like this rug much better!

  • 231 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:55 am

    129 carrie
    Jun 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    If you need a latch hook canvas larger than you can find, overlap pieces and “hook” them together with your tshirt strips. I recommend an overlap of 2 to 3 in.

  • 232 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:55 am

    130 Ashley Morgan
    Jun 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I’ve finally started on my rug!! After reading most of the comments, I noticed that the questions aren’t being answered… at least on here.

    My rug is 30×36. I am using t-shirt material from hobby lobby. I have figured that I will need 12 yards and it will take me about 35 hours to complete.

  • 233 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:55 am

    131 Stuff I want to make, but for whatever reason I’m not. « domesticdreamer
    Jun 19, 2011 at 8:33 am

    […] Like this flokati rug, except it looks like it takes ages? But cheap to make! and pretty easy, if a bit repetitive. I would pick a combination of different colors, maybe a peach/pink/lemony sort of sunrise type set, although for some reason I am actually drawn to the grey one she has made. […]

  • 234 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:56 am

    132 Bill Sexton
    Jun 21, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    First, I wanted to say thanks for the directions. Saw these types of rugs on Etsy and wanted one. Now, I’m on my way to having one for my new bathroom.
    I did want to pass something on to everyone. I started with standard knit fabric. When it was washed, it curled up, just like the one’s in Elle’s rug. When I decided to do a striped rug, I went and got some rib knit fabric (the knitters in the crowd will understand). When I went to wash those strips, they stayed flat. So, not only is my rugged going to be stripped with color, the strips are also going to have different textures as well.

  • 235 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:56 am

    133 Shirley Hogan
    Jun 24, 2011 at 9:59 am

    I love your rug! I’m going to start one this week! What if I just used all colors of T-shirts? It would just look like a big rag rug. Right? I work part-time at a laundromat and people leave laundry in the machines all the time so I have access to a lot of tees but not white tees. Thanks for a great idea!

  • 236 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:56 am

    134 Rosochka Crotton
    Jul 1, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Very interesting idea!! But it’s a great work. It’s even scary to ask how long does it took to make it. Though it’s made for the most loved person so it’s the real pleasure to make it

  • 237 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:56 am

    135 Tracy
    Jul 8, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I used to make latch hook rugs in highschool. This gives me a reason to start again. thank you and yes I agree with Chris…. totally respect this!

  • 238 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:57 am

    136 Nursery Built For Two
    Jul 8, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    […] (7) Area rugs can help demarcate space and also provide a nice splash of color in the nursery. We love this t-shirt shag rug that you can make yourself. […]

  • 239 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:57 am

    137 Heather G
    Jul 8, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    I love and want to try this as soon as I find enough old T-shirts. I will post a link to your tutorial on my DIY blog – Thanks!

  • 240 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:57 am

    138 Carol
    Jul 12, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Brilliant! Rugs are so expensive. Thanks for sharing!

  • 241 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:57 am

    139 Jenny
    Jul 14, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    This was AMAZING! Glad you were able to finish it! I’m thinking about starting this myself and was wondering what you meant by finishing the rug by binding the seam? Thanks a lot!

  • 242 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:58 am

    140 Bailey
    Jul 17, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    When do you remove the masking tape? do you attached tshirt parts to wear the masking tape is/was?

  • 243 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:58 am

    141 elaine
    Jul 21, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I make T-shirt quilts and this is a great idea for all the scrap t-shirt material I have left over.

  • 244 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:58 am

    142 O que faço com camisetas velhas? | Dezcontrole O que faço com camisetas velhas? | Casa, comida, roupa lavada, y otras cositas más.
    Jul 23, 2011 at 8:53 am

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  • 245 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:58 am

    143 Mel
    Jul 27, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Holy gorgeousness! I had no idea that this beautiful rug could be handcrafted so easily. I also had no concept that it would take so much time! Thanks for the beautiful explanation. WOW! I think this may be a great thing to do with my hands while watching a movie (instead of munching on popcorn!) :) Bravo!!!

  • 246 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:59 am

    144 Paige
    Aug 2, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    this is such a great project-thanks so much for the helpful tutorial!
    I just started this last night & am already SO frustrated.
    here’s some tips I’ve already discovered:
    -spend a decent amount of money on a rotary tool if you don’t have one. I got the cheapest one and it won’t cut through the fabric AT ALL!
    -you don’t have to be precise in measuring/cutting. no one will notice!
    -find and cut all materials before you begin, as elle said, dye them all in one lot if you can. WARNING: rit dye black will definitely come out purple if you don’t use enough. I suggest two or three bottles. but, it’s a really pretty deep purple if you’re into that!
    I found really cheap king sized egyptian cotton sheets at goodwill and sliced them all up, and when I pulled them out of the washer they were a big tangled, frayed mess, I had to throw them out! use tshirts or a fabric that WON’T fray! big mistake on my part!

    also goodwill has 50% off clothing from 12 to closing every monday, that’s where I got my shirts!

    check out my blog for my help & info!

  • 247 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:59 am

    145 Natasha
    Aug 2, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    This project would be fantastic to turn over to a pre-teen looking to redecorate their room as a summer project!

  • 248 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 2:59 am

    146 Ingrid
    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    I have been admiring your flokati rug for a few weeks online and am now collecting and cutting out one inch by four inch strips of fabric. I am cutting up all colours of t-shirts for now (mostly reds, pinks and oranges) but I am sure I will end up with lots of white t-shirts too. I think it will take a long time to make the rug but it’s fun to cut up the t-shirts at the end of a work day!! Thanks for the ideas and I will let you know how it goes and hopefully post a photo eventually. Thanks for the great instructions and inspiration!!

  • 249 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:00 am

    147 Megan Vande Voort
    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    I did it! It took me a month working on it for a couple hours in the evening, but it it AWESOME! I did all browns and it is soo cozy. It won’t let me post a pic but I’ll post some my blog. Thank you thank you for your post!

  • 250 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:00 am

    148 Jennifer
    Aug 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

    I am almost done with my rug. I used jersey knit fabric which is very stretchy but like a t-shirt. I was too impatient to start this project and didn’t wait for the fabric to go on sale so it ended up costing me a pretty penny since I’ve already used 7 yards of fabric and still have about 1 more yard remaining to latch away with. My biggest thing now is binding it. I’ve never done this and not sure if I should just use the iron on options the craft stores have? Any guidence on this part would be appreciated!

  • 251 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:00 am

    149 aimee
    Aug 16, 2011 at 3:12 am

    its gorgeous well worth the time you spent on it xxx

  • 252 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:00 am

    150 Peggy
    Aug 16, 2011 at 6:33 am

    What a great idea! I grew up making latch hook rugs from kits with my mom and I still have our hooks. And t-shirts are something we have in abundance in our household of 3 teen boys. It might take a while but I see one of these gracing the rooms of all 3 of our boys plus my niece and nephew! Thank you for sharing your wonderful idea!!

  • 253 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:01 am

    151 Annika
    Aug 16, 2011 at 6:52 am

    This is one good-looking rug! I cannot believe how patient you must have been, making it!

  • 254 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:01 am

    152 Mellissa (Bee)
    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Wow, what a beautiful rug you have made, I would love to have a go at making one of these. I have put a link in my Great Tutorial Links page on my blog, Bee & Buzz. I hope this is ok with you. Many thanks. Mellissa x

  • 255 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:01 am

    153 Hookin’ a rug. |
    Aug 17, 2011 at 10:49 am

    […] (not white), washable and inexpensive. After doing some investigative work, I came across this tutorial on Xoelle and adapted it to meet my own […]

  • 256 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:02 am

    154 Frau Haselmayer
    Aug 17, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    It looks awesome!

  • 257 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:02 am

    155 What to do with Old T-Shirts?
    Aug 18, 2011 at 3:01 am

    […] The thickness of the t-shirt often allows for every other latch hook grid to be used- as you can see from this tutorial. […]

  • 258 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:02 am

    156 Sushma R
    Aug 18, 2011 at 7:12 am

    it was really fine and excellent work done by you i also want to try it

  • 259 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:03 am

    157 Project numero uno – Latch-Hook rug « Thriftress
    Aug 18, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    […] party when I had the opportunity to get some guidance from some very crafty ladies. The post from Xoelle really did a nice job of explaining the process and making the project feel accessible to a […]

  • 260 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:03 am

    158 Ruby
    Aug 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Hey would you mind divulging which latch hook tool you used/where you ordered it from?? Thanks!!

  • 261 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:03 am

    159 Aradia
    Aug 18, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    I found this when a fellow crafter posted the link on my Facebook…I’m familiar with latch hook and am even working on a pre-set pattern (Good Luck Bear for my lil sister) and while I have a love hate relationship with the medium…the sheer labor intensiveness makes my eye twitch and I’m a hardcore crafter & artist even…but making it out of t shirts is a Great way to recycle, be creative, and DIY definitely want to make one for myself now :D Wonderful work and thank you for sharing!

  • 262 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:03 am

    160 Link Love | Plutomeisje
    Aug 19, 2011 at 4:12 am

    […] Pinterest kwam ik deze week ook een linkje naar deze tutorial van xoelle tegen waarin uitgelegd wordt hoe je zelf een tapijt maakt van oude t-shirts. Interessant […]

  • 263 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:04 am

    161 OurLovelyHome » Blog Archive » Rongyszőnyeg vagy inkább póló szőnyeg?
    Aug 21, 2011 at 10:36 am

    […] tuti ötlet. Ha te is kedvet kaptál hozzá a részleteket itt találod. « Hűsítő Style August’2011 […]

  • 264 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:04 am

    162 Terri P.
    Aug 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Thanks for a great post and tutorial. I just bought some canvas today and had such a problem trying to get 1″ t-shirt material through the spaces that I had to cut them about 1/2″ wide instead. At 1/2″, I found that I could hook through every square instead of every other. I make t-shirt yarn with colored shirts and always have some parts left over (sleeves, etc.) so now I can cut them into strips instead of throwing them away.

  • 265 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:04 am

    163 Loren
    Aug 21, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    I really want to make some of these. I think I’ll start on a smaller scale, and make one for the bathroom by using old towels instead of tee shirts. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  • 266 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:04 am

    164 hessnatur Blog » Blog Archiv » Selbstgemacht: Teppich aus alten T-Shirts
    Aug 23, 2011 at 4:21 am

    […] der Blogbeitrag eine komplette Anleitung bietet, bin ich nun bestens informiert, wie ich solch einen Teppich selber machen könnte. Mal […]

  • 267 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:04 am

    165 Ruth Kearney
    Aug 24, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Amazing amazing amazing! Really cant wait to get started! However, Dying seems a little complicated to start with so in order to get enough material that matches, could I use bed sheets? Would it give the same beautiful curled effect?

    Also, wear can I get all the necessary materials? the backing? the hem tape? the looping tool?

    Super inspired…hanks again!

  • 268 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:05 am

    166 Sara
    Aug 26, 2011 at 11:38 am

    What a great project! You did a fantastic job. I like the idea of cutting and dyeing a few extra strips to keep on hand. Then when the cat barfs on it, if you absolutely can’t clean it, you could take an hour and replace the strips.

    Terrific job!

  • 269 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:05 am

    167 reveekly 26: Fahrende Büchereien, Bretzel-Flöße und Kröten | reverb magazine
    Aug 29, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    […] diesem schönen Projekt von Laura kam diese Woche kein DIY-Blog vorbei: ein Teppich aus alten T-Shirts, der aussieht wie ein Flokati. Neben jeder Menge alter Shirts, einer Anti-Rutschmatte und […]

  • 270 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:05 am

    168 Chrissi
    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:20 am

    What a great idea! I must try it. A perfect project for long autum and winter evenings!

  • 271 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:05 am

    169 Ann
    Sep 3, 2011 at 5:59 am

    What is your trick for gettig all the strips of t-shit the same length?
    Looks great!

  • 272 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:06 am

    170 Aimee Carpenter
    Sep 5, 2011 at 9:14 am

    OMG. That is the most amazing thing I have ever seen. Absolutely beautiful. I love the grey. Your son is adorable too BTW!

  • 273 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:06 am

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  • 274 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:06 am

    172 Lindsay
    Sep 13, 2011 at 10:06 am

    This is amazing. I’ve been looking for a way to modernize the latch hook rug and this is it! I can’t wait to try it!! Thanks for sharing.

  • 275 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:06 am

    173 Dawn
    Sep 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I have been looking for someone that has done this. I want to do it with all the t-shirts my kids have out grown. I am hoping to make it look like a patchwork quilt pattern. Thanks for the tutorial.

  • 276 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:07 am

    174 Casey Malersen
    Sep 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    hi my names casey! i have 3 kids. 2 girls and a boy. my youngest girl is not even one yet, my oldest is 4 and my boy is 6. i made these and i think the time was DEFINITLY worth it!! kyle (my boy) i made him one for his bedroom thats blue. sometimes when i go to check on him in is room he falls asleep on the rug. my oldest girl (abby)has a pink one and loves it. she says it is her feet tickler! and my baby girl (elizabeth) plays with her toys on it and hers is light green. the good thing i like about these is they r compfy and all u have to do to wash them is take them outside, spray em with a hose, scrub a little soap, and rinse and hang to dry. i am working on my fourth rug and this ones for me! :) thanks sooo much!

  • 277 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:07 am

    175 Katie
    Sep 16, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    if i buy the lack hook grid i will come in 1 yard by the desired length what do u think the best way to attched the latch hood grid are tieing them together with the shirt itself?

  • 278 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:07 am

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  • 279 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:07 am

    177 Candace
    Sep 20, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Absolutely fantastic!

  • 280 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:08 am

    178 Meredith
    Sep 22, 2011 at 4:30 am

    I have plenty of old t-shirts, and I have a large latch hook canvas…all I have to do is find my latch hook….. Looks like I found a project for the week. Thanks.

  • 281 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:08 am

    179 Meredith
    Sep 22, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Oh…one thing though. I have done several latch hook projects, and I have never had to put tape on the edges of the canvas to keep it together. you just need to make sure that you have enough left at the edge to fold over and bind. Omitting the tape step will not only save time, but it also saves money.

  • 282 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:08 am

    180 LIndy
    Sep 23, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I love this…. I spend a fortune on rugs and neat furs for my photo sessions and I love these rugs. I found this by mistake while shopping for rugs! I love it… ran right out and got supplies for it.

    I would like to get creative and just purchase yards of materials for this. If you roughly guessed.. how many yards would I need for a large one…. my rug is 36X60… I’d like to keep it this large and my biggest fear is not having enough fabric, especially if I dye it. I’d love a rough guess… I’m thinking ALOT of yards. lol

    Love that this has been so popular for going on three years. Great stuff!

  • 283 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:08 am

    181 jenkaa55
    Sep 25, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I LOVE this idea! Thanks for the instructions. I can imagine so many variations! Bet it is so soft! How big is your rug?

  • 284 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:09 am

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    Sep 29, 2011 at 10:40 am

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  • 285 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:09 am

    183 mala sen
    Oct 4, 2011 at 1:27 am

    very nice! it is also possible to do this using a frame and weaving the rug using a carpet technique. first tie the t shirt strips on to the warp threads and then weave a simple weave using a strong yarn in simple weave for the next line. it may be faster this way. ( the warp threads are achieved by wrapping a frame)

  • 286 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:09 am

    184 Jeanette Gibson
    Oct 5, 2011 at 2:39 am

    I included a link to your tutorial on my blog.
    Go to http://ThePlayDateBlog.blogspot.com
    Go to SkillsLog
    Navigate down to R
    Your link is under Rug Making

    Warmest Regards


  • 287 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:09 am

    185 Lori
    Oct 5, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Looks like fun!
    I have some hints for this project:
    1) A rotary cutter would make cutting the strips go really quickly. 2) Search for “binding a rug” at eHow or a similar site, and you’ll get instructions for sewing (or gluing–not recommended if you’ll wash it a lot) it to your rug. 3) If you’re dying the fabric, use a color remover first and then dye it. And, yes, dye it before you cut it. 4) If you’re making a large rug, make it in smaller pieces and join them together. Leave 2 inches around each edge without hooking. Overlap the 2 inches then and hook them together. Whip stitch the pieces together before hooking them together if it makes it easier to work with. Then attach the binding tape to the outside edges for stability.
    Good luck!

  • 288 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:10 am

    186 Rhonda
    Oct 5, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    You can skip a step in the hooking process if you fold your strip of material, hold the unfolded ends, stick your latch hook through the material loop, put the hook under your canvas strip, bring the end you are holding towards the loop end of the hook, pull back hook catching material in loop and pulling unfolded ends under canvas strip and through loop already on latch hook in one step. Gorgeous rug. LOVE the gray!!

  • 289 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:10 am

    187 Annabel
    Oct 10, 2011 at 1:56 am

    I really want to make one of these, but with different coloured tshirts. Rainbow rug for me! Saves on the dying, and I think I’d be able to souce the t-shirts from people I know, given that I won’t need to stick to buying white ones!

  • 290 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:10 am

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  • 291 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:11 am

    189 Susan Thomas
    Oct 17, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Love this idea! To save time, I plan on buying t-shirts at the craft store. They’re super inexpensive when the craft store has a sale.

  • 292 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:11 am

    190 Vannah
    Oct 18, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    This is an absolutely gorgeous rug! The minute I saw this I knew I had to make one too! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  • 293 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:11 am

    191 Lynn
    Oct 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    I purchased two “rag” rugs from “The Rug Market” They were about $150.00 each. One is a 4 ft. round the other 3×5. About how much were the materials that it took to make this rug?

  • 294 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:11 am

    192 Amber
    Oct 26, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I have plenty of colored shirts but most have designs on them I was wondering if you used that part or if It matter about the lil stains on them as well..

  • 295 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:11 am

    193 courtney
    Oct 28, 2011 at 9:33 am

    This is a fantastic tutorial. I’ve never tried anything with a latch hook, but I’m totally inspired. I like the ideas about dying the t-shirts first and using jersey sheets. You can also buy bolts of t-shirt fabric from Jo-Ann or other fabric stores that would make cutting fairly easy, since it’s straight already (and of course you could pick the color you wanted!). If I get around to making it, I’ll send you a pic of my results. Thanks so much!

  • 296 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:12 am

    194 Marla
    Oct 28, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Your rug is gorgeous , I have been looking at area rugs for months trying find something I could afford that would be large enough for my living room , and now I have .

  • 297 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:12 am

    195 Re-Use Those Old T-Shirts « Practical Enrichment
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  • 298 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:12 am

    196 Alyssa
    Nov 13, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    i love this idea, i too am pregnant with my son due in a month and the thought of buying a rug for his room for $100+ when i could be buying things for him isnt working for me. i have never latch hooked anything before so i am not familiar with hook sizes. i was wondering if i needed a certain size hook tool for this project since the tee shirt strips are of course larger than regular yarn. i would use common sense if i were shopping in the store but i was planning on ordering my tool online and wondered what size you used? or if anyone else reads this first, what do you recommend?

  • 299 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:12 am

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  • 300 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:13 am

    198 Liz
    Nov 17, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Thanks for this excellent tutorial. A few notes:

    1. Purchase a decent rotary cutter with the rotary cutter mat. Using scissors, even good ones, is just too hard on the hands and just too time-consuming.

    2. Don’t forget how much time this takes! Because of the nature of latchhooking, you have to do it on a flat surface, which eliminates the possibility of latchooking while sitting on the couch at night watching TV. Then again, if you have a table in front of the TV or can do it on the floor, great..

    3. I haven’t read through all of the comments, so this may have been mentioned, but this is a VERY dusty process. The cutting with the rotary cutter creates so much dust as does the latch hooking process. Beware if you have asthma. I was coughing up tee shirt dust for a few days after I finished the project. Yes, a little gross but I thought you should be forewarned. Perhaps washing the cut up tee shirts alleviates this problem, I’m not sure.

    It took me about 100 hours to do the project. We were initially going for a larger rug but when we realized how long it was taking (we were on a deadline) we ended up with a bathmat instead.

  • 301 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:13 am

    199 Tiffany Neilson
    Nov 19, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    This is a super cute rug! I had a question though. You had mentioned that everything cost you under $25 dollars, which is awesome! But where did you get your latch hook canvas and how much did it cost? I’ve been searching the internet and i can’t find any latch hook canvas like 5 yds. by 4 yds. for under $100! Did you just end up taping smaller ones together?? Please show me your ways :) Also what was the dimention of you rug that you made?

  • 302 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:13 am

    200 Avani
    Nov 19, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Wow its really nice, you took a lot of efforts I must say. But the result is really nice. Wonder how a red color might look on that carpet.
    Is it ok if I share this on my blog? with credits to you ofcourse! let me know

  • 303 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:14 am

    201 Chris
    Nov 20, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    This is awesome and I think I will have to do this though it wouldn’t be done by chistmas lol. .

    Ladies check your local Freecycle city. You can get all kinds of things free. Tshirts and other similar things are common. Is a great way to keep stuff out of landfills and helps you get rid of stuff you don’t need.

    I think using mulitcolor shirts would be an awesome idea. Goes with everything lol.

  • 304 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:14 am

    202 LuxeFinds.com
    Nov 28, 2011 at 1:35 am

    This is SO cool! Now, if I only had the time to make one!

  • 305 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:14 am

    203 Joe Brightbill
    Nov 30, 2011 at 11:19 am

    I am looking for rug backing to hook a rug. Problem is that I can’t find the backing I an looking for. All I can find is backing that has 16 holes per square inch. I am looking of backing that has 25 holes per square inch. Several years ago I could buy it but I can no longer find that backing. It used to be called Sweedish Rug Backing. Any help you could give me would be appreciated
    Thank you

  • 306 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:14 am

    204 Rhissanna
    Nov 30, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Wow! I’d wondered if the shaggy cushions made from old t shirts could be expanded into a rig. I hadn’t thought about a traditional hooky mat. Brilliant!

    And I wish someone had told me grey was coming back before I bought a freakin’ BROWN sofa!

    Merry Christmas. And he’s a gorgeous baby!

  • 307 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:15 am

    205 Julia
    Dec 4, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Two questions: What is the size of your canvas? Where can I find it online? I can only find one that measures 30″ by 24″

  • 308 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:15 am

    206 Yvette
    Dec 5, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Love your rug! Thanks for sharing! I have to tell you a funny story about this kind of project. Back in the 70′s, my grandma did a lot of latch hook projects (with yarn). When I was in kindergarten, my class was asked to tell about special people in their lives. When it was my turn, jumped up and proudly announced that my grandma was my special person–and she was a HOOKER! hahaha Needless to say, the teacher had to call my mom and share the funny comment :) I wanna be a hooker too just like my grandma. I’m gonna give this project a try! Thanks!

  • 309 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:15 am

    207 Beth
    Dec 7, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I am so so impressed with this, and especially the time and effort it took! Great job!

  • 310 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:15 am

    208 M
    Dec 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I finished cutting a large contingent of my jersey knit and threw it in the wash as a test batch. My fear was realized. The strips were flat as a pancake going in and remained flat as a pancake out. It doesn’t look flokati at all. I thought the curl was a natural thing with t-shirt knits.

    I’m relatively a novice crafter. Did I do something wrong?

  • 311 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:16 am

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    Dec 10, 2011 at 3:15 pm

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  • 312 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:16 am

    210 Karen
    Dec 11, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Why couldn’t you just lay it on a clean driveway and wash it with a garden hose?

  • 313 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:16 am

    211 wb
    Dec 21, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    @M usually to curl the tshirt material you stretch it out. maybe you were using the spandex-y tshirt material? i hear that does not work.

  • 314 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:16 am

    212 Ydolem
    Dec 22, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Found this! :)

  • 315 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:17 am

    213 Mama Tbull
    Dec 22, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I was wondering about the finished length of your strips. I have balls of homemade jersey knit yarn (made from old t-shirts) that are already washed and stretched. How long should I cut each piece to achieve your “high pile” outcome?

  • 316 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:17 am

    214 shelly
    Dec 23, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Thats amazing, thank you for showing me how to do that. I really wish i would have seen this before christmas

  • 317 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:17 am

    215 Natalie
    Dec 26, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Im trying to make one for my dorm room, maybe 12 by 15 feet and I’m wondering how big yours was so I can figure out how many shirts I’ll need

  • 318 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:17 am

    216 Mara
    Dec 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I just found your tutorial on x4duros.com and I love it. It’s amazing! I can’t imagine how pacient you are ;-) I’m sure, I would throw it all away after the second hour of work.
    Congrats from MiMaraMundo in Spain! It’s really awesome!

  • 319 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:18 am

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  • 321 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:18 am

    219 Karin Joyce
    Jan 2, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I just Love this!!!!! So creative..

  • 322 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:18 am

    220 Kelly
    Jan 5, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Now I know what to do with all the t-shirts that my construction worker husband goes through! I hate throwing them away because they get a stain or slightly discolored when I KNOW they are not very old. Just dye them, cut ‘em up & make a cool rug!

  • 323 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:19 am

    221 Ashley
    Jan 5, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Such a fantastic idea and tutorial! Thanks for sharing! I’ll be starting my rug for my nursery this weekend!

  • 324 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:19 am

    222 Aleena
    Jan 8, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    To “M”, I earlier (4/11) posted that I used jersey sheets. As it turned out, they didn’t work and neither did two other fabrics that I bought from the fabric store. No fabric store around here has real tshirt material. So no, you didn’t do anything wrong. But you have to use real tshirts in order for it to work. I went to Goodwill and chose only 100% cotton white tshirts with little logos. I just finished cutting 50 shirts and dying them purple (good luck on the dying if you don’t have a top loader). They are in the dryer as we speak and is curled up beautifully.

  • 325 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:19 am

    223 Debbie
    Jan 10, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Thanks for the tutorial! I have t-shirt backs left from my daughter’s t-shirt quilt that I wanted to make into a matching rug for her dorm room.
    A tip for cleaning – if you live in a place where it snows, take the rug out onto clean snow (especially the ice-crystal type), put it upside down on the snow and rub it back and forth for a little scrubbing. Pick it up and shake the snow off. If it’s a big, heavy rug, have a second person help you hold it upside down so it doesn’t stretch at edges. If it’s a little wet, finish drying on a rack indoors.

  • 326 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:19 am

    224 Sylvia B
    Jan 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks so much for the tutorial and the photos. I LOVE this project and hope you are super proud of your time and energy commitment!

  • 327 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:20 am

    225 Trish
    Jan 11, 2012 at 8:52 am

    This is such a thick and wonderful looking rug. I am trying to get my 18 year old daughter to get into crafts. I thought this would be a great project. She wants rugs for her bedroom. Thanks for the great idea. Cute kids also

  • 328 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:20 am

    226 Brandy White
    Jan 12, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I have just started making my rug and I decided to use all my 2 sons baby clothes and not dye them. When they get older and have kids themselves I can give each one a rug for their nursery.

  • 329 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:20 am

    227 Katie
    Jan 13, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Good lord, that must have taken FOREVER! What a beautiful rug, and the photographs are so gorgeous too – great tutorial, thank you very much for sharing, I would like to think that I would make one of these in my lifetime! Perhaps a treat to myself when I one day have my own home! Maybe I’ll make a mini one for my van that I often live in! Katie. xxx

  • 330 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:20 am

    228 TNmumof2
    Jan 14, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I’ve been playing with the idea of making quilts from my daughters’ old tees. You know, the ones from soccer and dance and places they’ve been, but it seemed a waste to just use the logo for the blanket. They are 18 and 21 and have collections from preschool on! Now I have a project for the rest of the tee. This is a great tutorial – Thanks!

  • 331 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:21 am

    229 Liz
    Jan 15, 2012 at 11:02 am

    What were the dimensions of the rug you made?

  • 332 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:21 am

    230 Lea
    Jan 16, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Oh my goodness!! This is EXACTLY what I was looking for!! Thank you soooo much!! It looks amazing! :-)

  • 333 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:21 am

    231 Tracy
    Jan 16, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    we are twins!!! i started a red shag rug just the same as this one (except for a 8 ft circle) when my baby girl (devree) was 2 months from arriving…..she is now 10 months old and i am still hooking away! i started with great passion……and things kind of let up!

    you inspired me to finish mine! i have over 60 man hours so far and hopefully will be done soon!

  • 334 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:21 am

    232 Dolly
    Jan 17, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    You can buy 5/8″ sports netting 10′x10′ for a huge living room rug–OR cut to size–for only $39. Super durable. With larger holes you can use fatter strips and make a rug in only HALF THE TIME. My mother in law was an artist and she used to make huge rugs in artistic patterns out of cut up sweater strips: beautiful. She sold them for quite a lot of money. They had different textures and colors and quite long strips. They would hang on walls as art or lay on the floor in luxurious soft tangles. http://gourock.com/mcart/index.cgi?ID=281717996&PID=IT1540&code=13

  • 335 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:22 am

    233 Online Sewing Resources – Modern Domestic | Portland, OR
    Jan 18, 2012 at 1:01 am

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  • 336 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:22 am

    234 Fiona Whelan
    Jan 18, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Beautiful work, well done for you effort. I would like to make one myself. I have a technical question. How long were the strands of t-shirt fabric cut to, before you hooked then into the canvas? I understand they are 1″ wide but how long?

    Thanks in advance for you answer and thanks for posting the tutorial

    x Fiona

  • 337 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:22 am

    235 Angie
    Jan 22, 2012 at 1:29 am

    I love this idea. I have a ton of “funny saying” t shirts that I have picked up over the years. I planned on cutting the sayings out to make a blanket and hated the idea of throwing away the rest. Now I have a use for it. They are all different colors, but thought this would be perfect in my future craft room. Thanks for sharing.

  • 338 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:22 am

    236 Beth
    Jan 22, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    ohhhhh my goodness I decided to try this out and as this is my second day on it it scares me at how much time I will be working on this .

  • 339 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:22 am

    237 joann
    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Love this! On my list to try

  • 340 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:23 am

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  • 341 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:23 am

    239 Shawndale
    Jan 31, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Looks Great! I’m gonna give it a try, can you tell me what size yours made?

  • 342 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:23 am

    240 Noelle Lydic
    Jan 31, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Phhenominal directions and photos! Brought back lots of knowledge I thought I’d lost in childbirth, thanks so much!

  • 343 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:24 am

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  • 344 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:24 am

    242 Delores M Steele
    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Thank You So, so much, your talent and well explained latch hooking really helped me out, I am a beginner, this will be my first time acheiving this project. My First Grandson will be arriving the middle part of March 2012. I am making him his first rug, in his nursery colors, which are Safari colors. Wish me Luck, & Thank You again, on your step by step wisdom.
    God Bless,

  • 345 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:24 am

    243 Jennifer S
    Feb 2, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I LOVE THE RUG!!! I want to make at least one! I had to ask, do you cloth diaper? Your little guy looks like he is wearing a G Diaper? We cloth diaper too so it’s always fun when I see other babies in cloth :) Oh and does it have to be a latch hook or would a crochet hook work? Thanks!

  • 346 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:26 am

    244 Stacie
    Feb 3, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Wow, this brings back latch hook memories from when I was a child. I have never thought of doing it again until now. Thank you for the thorough tutorial!

  • 347 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:26 am

    245 Heather
    Feb 4, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Thank you for your generosity in posting this! I’m totally pinning you and I’m going to make a big one for our new house!!! Yay!

  • 348 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:27 am

    246 Alicia
    Feb 6, 2012 at 3:20 am

    My question is how do you keep it clean? I am seriously looking into trying to make a very large rug for our living room, but wondering your thoughts! Also, has anyone connected two latch hook canvases to make a large rug?

  • 349 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:27 am

    247 Carolina Mendez Hernandez
    Feb 8, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Wonderful idea. Love it. I will try to do it. My dogs, in my case, will love to roll on it. Very graceful with you for sharing this proyect. We should reuse more materials similar to t-shirts.

  • 350 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:27 am

    248 Doris French
    Feb 10, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Wasn’t sure how to tie these onto the rug from the description and photos.

  • 351 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:27 am

    249 Collette Gish
    Feb 12, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I am looking forward to doing this project, creating something I can really use. You didn’t say what size the holes were in your canvas. I will use colored t’s, I don’t have my own washer, so this is better for me, and cuts out some time. I will be sure and take lots of pictures when done.

  • 352 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:28 am

    250 Tamara
    Feb 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Just made one of these for my son’s room in New England Patriots colors – blue, red, gray, and white. Instead of t-shirts, I used sheets. I used four twin sheets, which I purchased at a Goodwill store for $4 total. The latch hook canvas was $8.

  • 353 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:28 am

    251 grace
    Feb 17, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Am loving every bit of this….av been doing mine using woolen yarns…the next one am making will be like that demonstrated…thanks and keep me updated

  • 354 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:28 am

    252 Maddie
    Feb 17, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I’m seriously considering doing a rug like this for my bedroom when my family and I move (didn’t give it a thought until I saw this… Thanks for the idea!!! :) :):). I want to do a small, circular rug. Thing is, I don’t have 70 hrs. +. I’m attempting to calculate the time it would take me to do a 4′ diameter rug. How large was your completed rug, and if you have any ideas as to how long it would take me to make mine, please help! Thanks a ton :) !

  • 355 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:28 am

    253 Betty McIvor
    Feb 18, 2012 at 10:12 am

    You have so inspired me! I am going to do these for my bathrooms!

    And such a handsome young man!

  • 356 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:29 am

    254 Vera
    Feb 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Has anyone done this with old sweaters cut out in same strips? I am considering doing that.

  • 357 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:29 am

    255 i want to do these things. « me and you make and do
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  • 358 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:29 am

    256 Sandy Navlyt
    Feb 22, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing! I love to latch hook, but I do not like the store bought pattern kits… this has put me back into latch hooking again!

  • 359 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:29 am

    257 spoodle
    Feb 23, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Thank you so much for posting this tutorial. I found it a couple of months ago and wanted to make a huge rug like yours ever since. I was finally able to find a Graph N Latch Rug Canvas at my local craft store. Luckily for me it was the only one the store had in stock. Its going to be 54 X 60. I hope it doesnt take me too long to finish. But I cant wait to get started. Thanks for sharing. :)

  • 360 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:29 am

    258 Recycle and Reuse: Tshirts | BelaBabe | One Savvy Lass
    Feb 23, 2012 at 9:44 am

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  • 361 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:30 am

    259 Catherine Lloyd-Evans
    Feb 24, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Lovely – and I love his fat little bum with cloth nappy on! Gorgeous. I would never think of doing a single colour rug – I’m more all about the colour, but it does look extremely effective. Nice!

  • 362 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:30 am

    261 Michele
    Mar 2, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Found the canvas online but there are different sizes of mesh. Should I get the 3, 3.5, or 5 holes per square? Anxious to get started…thanks a bunch for the tutorial!

  • 363 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:30 am

    262 Nan
    Mar 3, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I started reading through the comments but gave up after several dozen. If you have already answered this, please forgive me. Which way should the stretch of the tshirt go? The long way (4″) or across the short side, the 1 inch cut? It sounds like the way you cut yours, it would be cross ways of the one inch. When I make rugs from fleece, I find it better if the stretch is in the length (4″) direction, but I have never worked with tshirt material.

  • 364 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:31 am

    263 Amanda
    Mar 4, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Great Idea!

  • 365 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:32 am

    267 Klimaschutz in den eigenen vier Wänden. | Aus T-Shirt wird Teppich
    Mar 8, 2012 at 4:01 am

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  • 366 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:32 am

    268 Tara C
    Mar 8, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Don’t know if this helps or not; I live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area and found a Graph n Latch Rug Canvas at Hobby Lobby. It is 54X60 with 3.75 holes. If you wanted, you could “color” a design on the canvas (which is made easier with the graph grids) to make a design. Mine was $13.99 and I used a 40% off coupon. (YAY!) It did have a website that might help, http://www.mcgtextiles.com. Maybe you can buy one there. And thanks for the tutorial! I am going to spend a little quality time with my 11 year old and we are going to make one for her room. If she likes it, we are going to have her Girl Scout troop do it as well. ;)

  • 367 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:32 am

    269 Stacia
    Mar 9, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I am so inspired by this! I have saveed so much of my sons clothes, I think it is an amazing idea to do this out of his old t-shirts! Much better way of remembering memories than storing in a tote(like I do now) If I love it, I think I’ll do another one for my daycare playroom with all of their old clothes! Thanks for the great inspiration!!

  • 368 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:33 am

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  • 369 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:35 am

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  • 370 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:35 am

    279 Spring Cleaning tips — Home Sweet Home Des Moines
    Mar 21, 2012 at 6:55 am

    […] Recycle your stuff. Most of the metro-area public works departments have transitioned to a single stream recycling program. This means that you can throw a lot of recyclable materials into one bin without sorting it. You can find out what’s recyclable and where to recycle here: http://www.mwatoday.com/resources/where_does_it_go.aspx Or, reuse your stuff. Here’s a fun idea from Martha Stewart to reuse those ugly tweed jackets hanging in your husband’s closet. http://www.marthastewart.com/how-to/menswear-mouse-toy/ And for the super creative and ambitious- make a rug out of t-shirts! Awesome tutorial here. http://xoelle.com/2009/05/t-shirt-latch-hook-rug-tutorial/ […]

  • 371 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:36 am

    284 T-shirt Rug | ducttapeguitar
    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:28 pm

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  • 372 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:36 am

    286 Teppiche: 70er-Jahre-Trend | wohntextilien
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  • 373 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:40 am

    298 Make Your Own T-Shirt Rug | GIF Peanut Butter
    Apr 21, 2012 at 10:45 am

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  • 374 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:42 am

    306 If I had a Million Hours, I Would do Any One of These…
    May 21, 2012 at 8:34 am

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  • 375 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:42 am

    308 On Textile Recycling « All Growing Up
    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:00 am

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  • 376 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:42 am

    309 Hooked | halitrax
    Jun 6, 2012 at 9:54 am

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  • 377 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:47 am

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  • 378 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:50 am

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  • 379 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:51 am

    345 Ways to Recycle Old T-shirts – Green-Mom.com
    Nov 26, 2012 at 11:05 am

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  • 380 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:52 am

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  • 381 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:53 am

    352 The Latch Hook Rug Project…early days » Radcrafter
    Jan 31, 2013 at 6:03 pm

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  • 382 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:53 am

    354 rug therapy « maya mori
    Feb 10, 2013 at 4:37 pm

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  • 383 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:55 am

    360 » Blog Archive DIY Bear Shag Rug (Part 1 of 2) | merrypad
    Mar 6, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    […] I’m still keeping a watchful eye on holiday retail sales, I did melt for something that I saw xoelle blog about. A fantastic shag carpet made using cotton t-shirts and a latch hook base. Ooh la la, so […]

  • 384 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:57 am

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  • 385 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:57 am

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  • 387 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:58 am

    370 DIY Flokati Rug | Easly DIY
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  • 388 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:58 am

    373 DIY Upcycle Projects for Earth Day | melissa nguyen
    May 5, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    […] 13. T-shirt RugWe share your pain of dressers full of worn out T-shirts. Use them to create a unique braided rug and forget all about those terrible baby doll tees that should have stayed in the 90s. With just a couple simple twists, you can have new floor décor or for a no sew, fringe rug, try this one. […]

  • 389 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:59 am

    374 DIY Upcycle Projects for Earth Day | melissa nguyen
    May 5, 2013 at 11:31 pm

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  • 390 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:59 am

    376 40 Ways How to Reuse Your Old T-Shirt | Style Motivation
    May 21, 2013 at 6:05 pm

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  • 391 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 3:59 am

    377 {DIY} T-Shirt Latch Hook Rug | In The Know Mom
    May 23, 2013 at 2:56 am

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  • 392 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 4:00 am

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  • 393 elle Feb 12, 2015 at 4:01 am

    385 DIY: 10 Things To Do With an Old T-shirt : EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion
    Oct 9, 2013 at 8:22 pm

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  • 394 Heather J Feb 12, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thank you so much for sharing:) And Jack is a cutie pie:)

  • […] another one. So many great uses for t-shirts. This one is from XO Elle. She recycled thrifted t-shirts, dyed them, and latch hooked them into a very modern looking and […]

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  • 398 Pam Lilley Mar 6, 2015 at 2:07 am

    I didn’t read every single comment, so I’m not sure if this has been mentioned. I’m almost finished with a rug and I ordered a non slip area rug pad that you put under rugs to keep them from slipping. You can get them online in all sizes and I ordered from the “Original Gorilla Grip Co.” because it was stronger and has a 10 year guarantee. The 3 x 5 was $16.99. I will pin a picture on pinterest when I’m done. But, yes it does take some time. But I was bed ridden for awhile and going stir crazy and needing something to do and this saved my sanity. I made mine from soft flannel fabric I bought. It made it kind of expensive. With the cost and the time involved don’t know if I could sale this! But I’m sure I’ll do it again.

  • 399 Pam Lilley Mar 6, 2015 at 2:16 am

    After I reread my comment, I didn’t make myself very clear. What I needed to clarify is I ordered the non slip area rug (that you put under rugs) and used it instead of the latch hook canvas ones you find in the craft stores. It worked great was very heavy duty and can be machine washed. Hope this helps!

  • […] the day I found this rug and tutorial, I was dying to tackle this project.  It took me a least a month or so to finally purchase […]

  • 401 Carolina drews Mar 26, 2015 at 6:11 am

    I Love it

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  • 403 Michelle Miller May 4, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    I just bought all the materials I need to make this beautiful rug. For the fabric I found 2 Queen Jersey sheet sets at Walmart (MainStays, Walmart brand) for only $21.97 each. This is the t-shirt material, so it will not fringe. They sell them in numerous colors and sizes. Not sure if I will need both sets yet, but I will take one back if I do not need it or save it for another rug. Also, Jo- Ann Fabrics sells the Craft-Tee Recycled T-Shirt Yarn which is 88 yards long in many colorful shades. I am sure it can be ordered online too. It was only $9.99. I bought two rolls of white so I can dye it any color to make my future grandchild a rug :-)