DIY Braided Rug Tutorial: Recycling Old Towels


As you already know from all the projects we’ve been showing you on this website, any material can be recycled. Whether you want to transform an old object and give it a new look or you want to create something entirely new, recycling is a great way to play around with different materials and to train your creativity. So today, we will be showing you how to make a rug from recycled towels. This is a fantastic idea and in the end you will have a soft and fluffy new rug for your bathroom. You will need: towels, thread, a pair of scissors and a sewing machine. You can use differently colored towels or a single color, it’s up to you, but as you are going to find out from the tutorial, 3 large towels will be more than enough. You can find the full tutorial on the next link, as well as the step by step instructions. The final product will be a beautiful rug, with a geometric pattern that looks just like a store-bought one.


Braided Rug Tutorial: Recycling Old Towels – Sisters of the Wild West

16 Responses to “DIY Braided Rug Tutorial: Recycling Old Towels”

  1. Bobbi Coker says:

    Where do you click for the story?
    I am un liking you because your posts are always like this,
    Hard to figure out where to click.

  2. Beth says:

    Where is the link that shows instructions? I have clicked on everything and either go to ads or quilting patterns.

  3. wanda jackson says:

    how do these wash?

  4. Birtha Vandenende says:


  5. Lasha says:

    Love the rug would like directions

  6. Jennifer says:

    Click below….or right under the 2nd picture of the rug.

    Braided Rug Tutorial: Recycling Old Towels – Sisters of the Wild West

  7. Sally says:

    Click on Braided Rug Tutorial: Recycling that is right below the picture. It took me right to it.

  8. Kari says:

    Where are the instructions for the braided rug?

  9. Kari says:

    I found the tutorial. It is just where “Cheryl” in her above comment said it was! Thank you Cheryl! It looks very easy to follow, and I’m looking forward to trying it. 🙂

  10. tiffany says:

    I would think they would wash fine since they are made out of towels. Only thing i would be concerned with would be the string or thread used to hold the braids together. So if a cheap thin thread is used probably wouldn’t hold up very long. I would think fishing line would be good, just don’t put it in the dryer, the heat might weaken the plastic fishing line

    • Linda says:

      You have to download a toolbar, plus who knows what else to get the instructions. “Assuming” you really ever get them. No thank you!

  11. Kaya says:

    Dear blog owner!
    You need to chose another color for links. When it’s black, like the regular text, nobody can see where to click.

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