There are so many ways to make rugs and placemats with T-shirt yarn and their difficulty depends on your abilities in various techniques. An easy method is to create stitches using a grid. The rug at the cover photo, made by Paula Corley, is one of the models of rugs with recycled fabric you can achieve with this technique.
Recycled fabric rugs made with a grid
Previously we have shown you how to make t-shirt yarn fringed rugs just tying fabric strips to a grid to create a plushy rug. If you want to make this model of rug, check the previous link.
Another method to make rugs is to choose a scheme and draw it in the grid to sew the stitches and create a pattern, for this you have to use the stitches commonly used for tapestries.
You can use tapestry stitches to tie fabric strips to a grid and make a rug or a placemat, to achieve this, you have to reproduce the stitches following a scheme; these are some models of tapestry stitches:
In this guide of tapestry stitches you can find several designs and schemes to make rugs using recycled fabric strips.
Bargello stitch is one of the easier stitches you can use to make rugs with a grid, you can use this pattern to learn how to do it.
This is an easy and original idea to make t-shirt yarn rugs, hope you like it and make different models of rugs and placemats with this technique.