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T-shirt jersey material is soft and super absorbent, which makes it perfect material to upcycle a bath rug from some old t-shirts.  You can make your own bath mat in different ways – crochet, knit, sewing, braiding, or hooking.  In this super simple tutorial, I will show you how to knit yourself a bath mat.

Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts by Knitting

Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

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Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

My husband had a few white t-shirts that he was donating to Salvation Army.  I snagged them before they went into the donation bin. 🙂

Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

I started by cutting the bottom hem off the t-shirt.  Starting from the bottom, notch out the start and just keep cutting around and around.

Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

I like to stretch out the t-shirt as I go.

Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

I like to ravel it into a ball.

Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Keep the ends unstretched, though.

Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Once you get to the end of the bottom of the t-shirt, you should be left with the sleeves and a front and back panel.  Cut off the hem of the sleeves, and then cut the sleeves off the main panel.

Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Using a circular manner like pictured, cut the t-shirt “string.”

Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Now, separate the front and back, and create more string in the same manner.

Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

That’s because you are going to fold it in half, and make a little notch cut.

Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

So by now you will have a bunch of string pieces.  For each end, you will have notches (except the start and end of the total ball of string).  To attach the strings together, you want to put one end (remember, this end has a notch) inside the other end’s notch.

Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Then, take the end (not attached to each notch), and string it through the notch of the first string.  You want to basically make a loop through the notched holes.

Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Now, just knit, crochet, or use the ball of string as you normally would.  I knit my rug with a cast-on of 50 stitches in stockinette stitch.  Weave in the ends as you normally would on the wrong side.

Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

The end will curl since it’s a stockinette stitch.

Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Solve this problem by ironing them out.  Use the cotton setting!  It’s okay, jersey is tough stuff.

THE FINAL:

Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

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Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

As you can see, Joe Paw loves his new bath mat!

Upcycle a Bath Rug from Old T-Shirts - Repurpose your old t-shirts into a bath mat! Pick up several t-shirts from the Salvation Army or Goodwill for less than 50 cents each, and make up bunchs of these for less than $10. Make different bathroom rugs by dyeing them different colors. A great, low-cost way to change up the bathroom accessories. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com


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