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Step by Step Instructions to Make an Oval Rag Rug

So what are the steps to making a rag rug? 

I'm glad that you asked! 

Below are the 8 steps to get a rag rug on your floor!

1.  Reasons to make a rag rug

2.  How much fabric to make a Rag Rug?

3.  How long does will it take to make a Rag Rug?

4.  How to join fabric without sewing. 

5.  Making the base of your rug

6.  Add rows to the base of the rag rug

7.  Finishing a rag rug and basic rug care

8.  How do I get a needle? (4/1/17)

Want it all now? You can get the ad-free, printable .pdf for easy to follow instructions that you can take with you anywhere for just $5

If you purchase the ebook, then you are getting more detailed explanations than the blog posts above but if you want to make rugs for free then just be sure to visit each post! A printed copy means you don't need to be on the internet to follow the directions. 

**Make sure you pin this page if you plan to check back for the free posts!

$5 price includes

*Color photos to show each step of the process. 

*Directions for calculating how big to make your center/base in order to achieve the size rug you desire.

*Written instructions for creating stitches, increasing size, decreasing size, and finishing an oval rag rug.

*Also includes step-by-step instructions on choosing fabric, ripping strips, PLUS tips for getting started and finding time to make your rugs. Now get busy making your own rug today!

NEW! Rag Rug Video mini-course available!

Now that you have made it through most of the posts in this rug making series (there is one more post coming soon!), I would like to announce something very special!

Many people are visual and need to see how to make Rag Rugs so as I made my last rug I videoed each step to be included a rag rug mini-course that will allow you to “see” how it is all done!

Each post in the series has pictures and so does the Rags to Rugs eBook but there is just something about video and watching how a craft goes together! If you want to see a sample of what the videos are like you can check out the tutorial on how to join fabric without sewing. There are 8 videos in the mini-course. They will be available VERY soon for $16.  Seriously $2 a video! 

They are sooooo close to being ready.

Seriously--I'm just battling my software right now. Makes me want to pull my hair out! 

2 options for getting the videos ASAP

  1. Purchase the videos NOW.  They are available for pre-purchase right now and I'm planning to deliver them to you within the week. You will not be charged until access to the videos is up and running!
  2. Be notified when the videos are available, I will send you an email as soon as everything is ready to go!

I cannot wait to get these in your hands so I will do my best to have them ready ASAP but if you don't hear from me just know that it's the technology being difficult!  I will keep you updated on what is happening in either case!


Ever wanted to make a Rag Rug?  Use your creativity and design a handmade rug that matches your decor!  Rags to Rugs eBook $15.99 -