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DIY Shag Rag Rug {Tutorial}

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I have spent the past 4 weeks making a Shag Rag Rug for Riley's nursery and am thrilled to say that it's finally complete!! It was one of the easiest projects I've ever done; however it was by far the most time consuming, but it was WELL worth it!!! It turned out better than I imagined and looks just like the ones that retail for $600+
Checkout my DIY Shag Rag Rug Tutorial!! I hope you enjoy!
Cost: $110 Difficulty: Easy
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Cut Fabric into 5" by 1" strips
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Weave Fabric under one of the holes and back up through another hole (I weaved the fabric in a vertical direction). I left one row of holes empty on all sides.
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Pull the fabric so that it’s even on both sides and tie it into a knot (this will hold the fabric in place)
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If you are using two colors then you should alternate colors as you go.
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Continue adding Fabric Strips alternating colors as you go. It will look bare at first but the more rows you add the fuller it will get. Here is what it looks like after adding two rows of fabric
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This is how your DIY Shag Rag Rug will look upclose
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This is a completed version of my Shag Rug on wood floors
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A picture of how it looks on carpet

To see more: http://www.myloveofstyle.com/2013/04/10/diy-shag-rag-rug-tutorial/

  • Mary
    Mary Clarksburg, WV

    I've done this for years using a latch hook instead of tying each one. I also use latch hook canvas from Jo Ann's and turn four rows under to start edges. Soak and spin to wash, dry in dryer. You will get a lot of lint the first time. I wash

  • AGMR
    AGMR Canada

    This rug is adorable! And looks so professional!

  • Jess Gregg
    Jess Gregg Meriden, CT

    So pretty and thanks for the complete tutorial!

  • Sellis115

    I love it!! I have one I bought from Ross now I really want to make my own. It's really beautiful you did a great job!!❤️❤️

  • Carrollyn Hamel
    Carrollyn Hamel Aledo, TX

    BEAUTIFUL RUG!

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