How to make a bag diy { turn a rug into…}

Hello friends! I have a fun EASY diy today. I found this rug at Ikea for $3 and I thought it would make a cute bag. It doesn’t require a sewing machine–check it out. 

How to make a tote out of a rug!


– 2×3′ rug (I got mine from Ikea for $3!)

– leather or faux leather core {to hand sew the sides}

– 4 yards of thick fabric or trim (for the handles)

– fabric glue

– knife or tool to make holes in the rug


– Fold the rug in half  and poke holes along the sides, going through both layers. Space them about an inch apart {or closer if you want a tighter seam}

– Thread the cord through the holes and leave a little room at the top if you would like your bag to fold over like mine. I just knotted the cord at both ends

– Glue the trim to the bag starting at the bottom. When you get to the fold, cut a slit in the rug to feed the trim through. Repeat on the other side.

It’s that simple! Fill yours with all of the necessities for a day at the beach or a fun picnic in the park!

Seriously fun, right?!


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