Sustainable Home: Rug Making
If you have the need for a few spare rugs around the house, own a sewing machine, and have a free afternoon, here is the perfect how-to for you. You may be on your way to sustainable living, and have probably noticed that a few household items pose a challenge to simplicity and sustainability. Rugs can be one of those tricky necessities. Every once and awhile, it’s just time for new rugs, however they can often be expensive to buy, tedious to make, and in the end, hard to wash.
Here is a little homestead-hack to come to your rescue. Providing you with a sustainable way to make your own rugs, this DIY trick will soon have you recycling old material such as t-shirts, towels, sweats, or any other comfy and sewable material that you’d like to feel between your toes. Faster than making braided rugs, easier than trying to wash and maintain shabby rugs, and more earth-savvy than consumer options, making a shag rug out of your old rags is simple and practical. It’s time to dust off the old sewing machine and have fun creating your new comfy and unique shag rugs!