Woven Burlap Rug

By  Mary Ayres 

size: 20-1/2"x31-1/2"

  • Woven Burlap Rug


  • Wide burlap trim, 3-5/8”-wide, 11 yds. (found in upholstery department at fabric store)


  • Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Straight pins
  • 1. Cut five 36" lengths from burlap for vertical strips. Cut eight 25" lengths from burlap for horizontal strips.
  • 2. Place long strips on work surface side-by-side with ends even. Weave short strips through long, with ends extending 2" from either side. Adjust strips so there are no spaces in between; pin in place.
  • 3. Sew a machine straight stitch around edges of woven rectangle close to finished edges of strips. Trim ends of burlap 1" from stitched rectangle. Sew a machine zigzag stitch around trimmed ends of burlap to keep from unraveling.
  • More
  • 1. Rug is reversible. To adjust rug size, simply adjust length of burlap strips.