DIY Rag Rug Storage Baskets – DIY Home Decor Ideas

 These DIY Rag Rug Storage Baskets are the perfect way to stay organized this year! Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they are super cute..

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This time of year, many of us have organizing on the brain as we start the year with resolutions to keep the clutter at bay in 2022.

For me, Erin, it’s about finally organizing my craft supply stash so things are easier to find and less stressful to look at.

These textile baskets, made from an inexpensive ($6.99!) Ikea rag rug are perfect for storing everything from craft supplies to linen closet toiletries, and can collapse flat when not in use.

Plus they’re as pretty as they are functional. You know we’re all about a little bit of color around here, too!

Read on for the tutorial on how to make these pretty, yet oh-so-functional DIY rag rug storage baskets for your place…

Also read: Pom Pom Basket – How To Make Your Own Fluffy Pom Pom Bin

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DIY Storage Ideas | Materials and Tools Needed To Make A DIY Rag Rug Storage Basket

Rag rug — We used the Tanum Flatwoven Rug from Ikea.

Coordinating canvas or twill fabric — For bottom of basket

Duct tape

Sewing machine with size 14 needle

Scissors

Sewing pins

T-square

Marker

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Ikea Hack | How To Make A DIY Rag Rug Storage Basket

1 — Lay the rug out vertically in front of you, and measure 7” down from the short side of the rug. (10” for the larger tote).

2 — Cut across the width of the rug at this measurement.

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3 — Run a strip of duct tape across the bottom cut edge of rug to prevent fraying, and make 1/2″ clips every 1” along the bottom edge of the duct tape.

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DIY Rag Rug Storage Baskets by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY, home decor, recipes blog.

4 — Fold the rug in half with the right sides facing one another.

5 — Sew up the edge at 3/8” seam allowance, stopping just before reaching the twine ties.

Because of the thickness of both layers of rug, I chose not to pin them together for this step. It was a short enough distance and there seemed to be enough texture not to need to.

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6 — Next, untie the twine knots at each end, and re-tie the two groups together to form one knot.

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7 — Cut out an 8” circle of canvas. I used a gold hoop as a guide, but any kind of round bowl or plate will do too.

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8 — Pin right sides of the rug and the canvas bottom together with sewing pins.

The clips at the bottom of rug will allow it to form to the circular canvas bottom.

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9 — Sew the two layers together at ½” – ¾” seam allowance.

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10 — Turn right side out, form into cylindrical shape, and braid the twine ties if you wish.

I’m using mine specifically for yarn and stationery storage. It’s also a clever blanket storage idea. What will you use yours for?!

DIY Rag Rug Storage Baskets by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY, home decor, recipes blog.

DIY Rag Rug Storage Baskets by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY, home decor, recipes blog.

DIY Rag Rug Storage Baskets

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These DIY Rag Rug Storage Baskets are the perfect way to stay organized this year!
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course DIY
Category Home Decor

Equipment

  • Sewing machine with size 14 needle
  • Scissors
  • T-square
  • Marker
  • Duct tape
  • Sewing pinks

Materials

Instructions

  • Lay the rug out vertically in front of you. Measure 7” down from the short side of the rug. (10” for the larger tote).
  • Cut across the width of the rug at this measurement.
  • Run a strip of duct tape across the bottom cut edge of rug to prevent fraying, and make 1/2″ clips every 1” along the bottom edge of the duct tape.
  • Fold the rug in half with the right sides facing one another.
  • Sew up the edge at 3/8” seam allowance, stopping just before reaching the twine ties.
    Because of the thickness of both layers of rug, I chose not to pin them together for this step. It was a short enough distance and there seemed to be enough texture not to need to.
  • Untie the twine knots at each end, and re-tie the two groups together to form one knot.
  • Cut out an 8” circle of canvas.
    I used a gold hoop as a guide, but any kind of round bowl or plate will do too.
  • Pin right sides of the rug and the canvas bottom together with sewing pins. The clips at the bottom of rug will allow it to form to the circular canvas bottom.
  • Sew the two layers together at ½” – ¾” seam allowance.
  • Turn right side out, form into cylindrical shape, and braid the twine ties if you wish.
Cost: $10
KEYWORD: diy rag rug basket, rag rug basket

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10 thoughts on “DIY Rag Rug Storage Baskets – DIY Home Decor Ideas”

  1. These are so pretty! I’m going to weave my own rugs and then use them to make these baskets. I have a project on the loom now but will let you know how they turn out.

    Reply
    • Hi Monica! Great question. Storage for a blanket may be a bit tricky since I am assuming this is a large bed blanket versus a living room throw blanket? We recommended taking a large rug, testing to see how it would be form as a basket and seeing if it’s too floppy. Using too large of a rug would make the basket not as sturdy when standing upright…. if you’re okay with this. Once you have your blanket stores in, the rag rug may be sturdy. It really just depends on the size rug you use and how much you want to store in it. Hope this helps!

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