Ready-Cut rug making

Written by kelly sundstrom | 13/05/2017
Ready-Cut rug making
Ready Cut rugs look like shag rugs. (rug making image by Alison Bowden from

Ready-Cut rug kits are a brand of latch hook rug kits that can be found at craft supply shops. Your rug is completed by using a hand tool to hook precut pieces of yarn into a printed mesh canvas. A finished Ready-Cut rug kit will make a rug that looks similar to a shag rug, and can be used as a wall hanging or a floor rug. One benefit of using a Ready-Cut rug is that the yarn is already cut to the perfect lengths.You use different coloured yarns to create patterns and images on the rug.

Place a Ready-Cut woven rug mat onto a flat surface. The mat resembles a fibre mesh that is printed with a colour pattern matching the yarn you will use.

Insert a latch hook end into one of the threads of the woven mat.

Loop a piece of yarn around the hook of the latch hook tool.

Close the latch, and pull the yarn through the woven mat. Repeat this process with each thread of the rug mat to create the rug.

Cut a piece of linen fabric to measure the size of your rug, adding on about 5 cm (2 inches) around the perimeter.

Place the rug face up on top of the linen fabric. Adjust the rug into the centre of the fabric.

Turn the edges of the fabric over twice, then pin the rolled fabric edges onto the edges of the rug.

Sew around the perimeter of the rug to bind the backing and edges.

Things you need

  • Woven Ready-Cut rug mat
  • Yarn
  • Latch hook
  • Linen fabric
  • Straight Pins
  • Needle
  • Thread

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