HOWTO Make a t-shirt rug


26 Responses to “HOWTO Make a t-shirt rug”

  1. mouser882 says:

    It looks pretty bad until you see a picture of his floor before, just plywood. Definitely needed something to cover it up.

  2. joanna says:

    The book Alterknits has a design for a knitted t-shirt rug. It looks a bit classier, but takes a LOT more t-shirts. I started making it, but got sick of flaying dozens of shirts into strips.

  3. Michiel says:

    t-shirt fabric streches. This will look awfull in a week.

  4. forgeweld says:

    The only thing better than that would be wallpaper made from gluing all your unwanted credit card solicitations on the wall.

  5. Takuan says:

    you can now use real US currency for that

  6. Takuan says:

    come to think of it…..

  7. Doctor Pickles says:

    I have to agree both with the people who hate this and the people who think it’s a neat idea:

    1) In its present incarnation this looks terrible. The room itself is already very visually “busy” with lots of bins and cables and things laying around. Adding a whacky rug to that makes the scene a real strain on the old peepers, and without an appropriate backing this rug IS going to stretch like the dickens and get all misshapen and gross.

    2) If this was limited to a pile of about 4-8 shirts, sewn onto a non-stick backing, and placed on a hardwood floor in an otherwise uncluttered room (industrial or modernist or what have you) it could be a very interesting focal point for a room, and a neat contrast to the space around it. I think people are focusing too much on this specific example instead of considering what a rug like this might look like in other situations.

    Good idea.
    Solid execution.
    Bad example photo.

  8. minamisan says:

    that looks quite similar to my room right now… and i don’t even have a T-shirt rug. must tidy up more often.

  9. Moon says:

    If you hang them on the wall, they would be good insulation!


  10. D3 says:

    It looks awful now.

  11. Santa's Knee says:

    Call me when the add boxers and sock to the collection.

  12. mattyd says:

    This would drive me crazy to see everyday, nevertheless walk around on. Camouflage for lazy people.

  13. eustace says:

    unfortunately, I need rugs about as much as I need more tees.
    What I need is a way to turn old computer parts into delicious meals. In five minutes or less.

  14. Jamie Sue says:

    It would be a terrible rug. But it might be a nice throw blanket. Worn out t’s are awesome comfortable.

  15. Moon says:

    Do like everybody else and use your old t-shirts as rags.


  16. squirrelgirl says:

    i prefer to make throw pillows out of my old shirts. that is, if i liked the design.

  17. napstimpy says:

    I made (OK, I asked my girlfriend to make) a quilt of a bunch of my concert tees back in 1988. Find me another quilt that rocks Van Halen, Eric Clapton, The Moody Blues, Sting, Styx, Pat Benatar, The Fixx, Huey Lewis & The News and John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band.

  18. Xenu says:


    I came here to ask that!

  19. Tenn says:

    I could see a pillow. A blanket. But a rug? That looks like my room on its worst days and it’s especially clean.

  20. Takuan says:

    sssh Xenu! I just got him put down for the night. He’s all colicky.

  21. Takuan says:

    a t-shirt from every person in your life? A diary of memories? A mnemonic for the Unspeakable Rituals of the Eldritch Sisterhood?

  22. littlemissinformation says:

    They’ve answered the “how to.” Now, what about “why?”

  23. hikeebahikeeba says:

    considering the plethora of cheap shirts at thrift stores,it wouldn’t be at all hard to achieve more of a themed effect,which would look both the literal and slangier senses of the word.

  24. EH says:

    I’m with Eustace. Where’s Rumplestiltron?

  25. arkizzle says:

    What I need is a way to turn old computer parts into delicious meals. In five minutes or less.


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