A Scrappy Little Rug!


I made a little rug for the kitchen the other day. I actually saw something similar on another blog but I can’t find it again! If it was yours please tell me so I can link you!

*****I found my inspiration! Thanks Autumn! Click HERE for Autumn’s tutorial guest post and HERE to have a look at Autumn’s great blog, Creative Little Daisy!*****

It was super simple if you can sew a straight line! I used these fabric strips for the front…


And terry-cloth for the back. Bella can’t resist something soft to snuggle on…


Then I sewed the strips together with a 1/4″ seam allowance and sewed the backing to the front-right sides together leaving a 3″ opening.

Turning the rug right-side-out through the opening, just press and sew around the edges, turning under and closing the opening when you get to it!


A little piece of no-slip rug backing underneath helps keep the rug from slipping.


Have a Happy Day my Friends…

Some of my readers  have suggested using this for a dish mat (see above) or a rug in a baby or toddlers room or a bath mat! All great ideas!


****Might I suggest putting this tiny treasure in front of a bathtub or shower? The Husband cooked red sauce last weekend and…well, ‘nough said.****

I’ll be linking…(check out lots of great blogs HERE)


  1. says

    I made something similar and did a little tutorial for Sew Mama Sew, http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=584
    Yours looks great, love those fabrics and with the terry cloth backing, it’s perfect for the bathroom. I have some towels that have seen better days and no rugs in my bathroom. I think I need to get in the sewing room!
    .-= Autum´s last blog ..Randomness =-.

    • Robin says

      YES! Autumn it was YOU!!! Thank you for the idea I’m going to update the post and link to you right this red-hot second! xoxoxo
      (you’re so smart by the way!)

  2. says

    oh robin ~ i love this little mat so …
    absolutely darling!
    i love how you see and just DO …
    so, now … on my wish list … a lavender frilly tee and a sweet scrappy rug!
    oh, and do you have any of that bottled energy of yours to spare as well? ; )
    i know i have said it before, but gosh you make me SMILE! : )
    love and warm wishes to you ~ have a happy festival!
    .-= prairiegirl´s last blog .. =-.

    • Robin says

      Alissa I hadn’t seen these but wow! Brilliant! I’m linking your tutorial (at Life in Grace) and your blog too! Thanks for the link, I LOVE the idea of making a dishmat like that! xoxo

      • says

        I can’t take credit for Darby @Fly Through Our Window’s amazing dish mat idea and tutorial. She has a really great blog and super cute ideas. Just wanted to make sure no one thought I was her!
        Thanks for linking up to her!

  3. says

    I love it! It’s so simple yet so classy! :) Thanks so much for sharing!! :) I’m trying to redecorate my kitchen, and I think it could use one of these.

    Have a great day! :)

  4. says

    While I’d never be brave enough to put something this pretty on the floor of my kitchen (Yikes!) I do love it and I’d find a place for it somewhere!
    .-= Vicki´s last blog .. =-.

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