Ragged Life Rag Rug Kits – Our Range

Rag Rug Kits – Our Ragged Life Range:

We’re excited to share with you the latest Ragged Life Rag Rug Kit Range in all its glory. Our kits are designed for complete rag rug beginners to buy convenient kits with all the tools and instructions they need to be able to complete one of a number of different rag rug projects. Here are the kits we have on offer at the moment, but sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know when new kits and patterns are released 🙂

If you already have the tools and know how to rag rug then we also have the hessian and instructions for each project, which we sell separately over on the Ragged Life online shop. We hope you find this guide to the kits useful:

Our new range consists of Classic Rag Rug Kits to make a 100 x 60cm rag rug or Other Rag Rug Project Kits, to make one of a number of different rag rug projects explained later in this post…

Classic Rag Rug Kits:

Introductory Rag Rug Kit:

Who is this suitable for?

Our Introductory Rag Rug Kit is great for rag rug beginners who want to try their hand at both the loopy and shaggy techniques of rag rugging without investing in more expensive tools. This kit will allow you to get a flavour for how to make a rag rug, so you can decide whether you want to throw yourself into the craft.

Contents:

 Latch Hook – the most basic rag rug tool that can be used for both the loopy and shaggy rag rug techniques (in fact, it’s what I learnt with). View videos on how the latch hook is used for loopy rag rugging here and shaggy rag rugging here.

– 100 x 60cm Hemmed Rug Hessian – our hessian is the perfect weave for rag rugging and is entirely pre-hemmed and prepared so you can start rag rugging straight away. This size of hessian is ideal for bedside and bathroom rugs.

– Rag Rug Gauge – this is a time- and effort-saving tool to make cutting up your fabric pieces for shaggy and short shaggy rag rugging that little bit easier. Our wooden gauge cuts fabric pieces to approximately 7.5cm (which is the perfect length for rugs, cushions, wreaths and more) and has a wide, deep groove to prevent your fabric scissors getting blunted. See how to use the gauge here.

– Marker Pen – for sketching any designs onto your hessian.

 Rag Rug Techniques Booklet – this 28 page booklet includes step-by-step instructions and photos how to do the shaggy, short shaggy and loopy rag rug techniques using multiple tools, as well as advice on spacing, troubleshooting and more. 

 Exclusive access to the Kit Companion page on the Ragged Life website – this login-protected area of the website includes videos introducing the equipment, advice on fabric usage, tips for creating strips for rag rugging, ‘how to’ videos, design tips for beginners, FAQs and much much more. It’s a treasure trove of rag rug knowledge. 

Kit companion Page Webpage Screenshot

Kit Price: £19.99   Buy it here.

Easy Peasy Rag Rug Kit:

Who is this suitable for?

Our Easy Peasy Rag Rug Kit is one of our most popular rag rug kits. It includes all the great basic tools included in our Introductory Rag Rug Kit, as well as a Ragged Life Rag Rug Spring Tool, which makes shaggy and short shaggy rag rugging easier than ever before. If you’re looking for the quickest and easiest tools to make a traditional rag rug then this kit is the one for you.

Contents:

This kit includes all the same tools as the Introductory Rag Rug Kit above, but also includes:

 Rag Rug Spring Tool – this is the quickest and easiest tool to make shaggy rag rugs. Read more about why we love the Spring Tool here or see it in action here.

Kit Price: £34.99   Buy it here.

Deluxe Rag Rug Kit:

Who is this suitable for?

Our Deluxe Rag Rug Kit includes all the same great tools as the Easy Peasy Rag Rug Kit, as well as a pair of super sharp Rag Rug Scissors, which make the fabric prep part of rag rugging far easier than any other tool. This kit is perfect for those who want the absolute best tools to rag rug with and even includes a free piece of practice hessian.

Contents:

This kit includes all the same tools as the Easy Peasy Rag Rug Kit above, but also includes:

 Rag Rug Scissors – rag rugging involves a lot of cutting of fabric, which is why it’s important to have the best scissors for the job. Our rag rug scissors are specifically designed to work with a whole spectrum of different fabrics – from jersey, cotton and lycra, right up to blanket yarn, fleece and denim. They are also made to cut through lots of layers of fabric at the same time to reduce on fabric prep time. See how we use our rag rug scissors here.

 FREE Practice Hessian – this small bit of hessian allows you to practice the two techniques of rag rugging before moving onto your actual rag rug project. You can use this practice hessian to make a jolly rag rug flower trivet if you’d like too…

Rag Rug Trivet
You can make a rag rug trivet to practice the three techniques if you’d like.

Kit Price: £47.99   Buy it here.

Ultimate Rag Rug Kit:

Who is this suitable for?

The clue’s in the name, but The Ultimate Rag Rug Kit includes everything you could possibly need when you first start out rag rugging, including a signed copy of my book “Rag Rugs, Pillows & More” with over thirty rag rug projects, so you’ll never be short on gorgeous rag rug inspiration.

Contents:

This kit includes all the same tools as the Deluxe Rag Rug Kit above, but also includes a:

 Signed Copy of “Rag Rugs, Pillows & More” – my first rag rug book with over thirty rag rug projects, ranging from cute clutch bags and pouffes to bunting and wreaths. All projects come with beautiful styled photos and step-by-step illustrations. Below are a few examples of what you can expect in the book:

Rag Rugs Book Inspiration
Here you can see just a few of the great rag rug projects in my book “Rag Rugs, Pillows & More”…

 FREE Rag Rug Notebook – a great crafty notebook with plain and striped pages for you to brainstorm all your crafty creations.

Kit Price: £59.99   Buy it here.

Other Rag Rug Project Kits:

If you’d like to try out rag rugging, but don’t feel like making a rug straight off the bat then maybe one of the below kits are right for you. Many of the projects can be completed in just a weekend, making them fun and achievable for those who are time-strapped. Please note, all the kits below can be easily customised at checkout to add tools, books and hessian by upgrading them to Easy Peasy, Deluxe or Ultimate Kits like the rug kits above.

Rag Rug Cushion Kit:

Who is this suitable for?

Our 40 x 40cm rag rug cushion makes a great first project for any rag rug beginner. You’ll still learn the three techniques of rag rugging, but won’t have quite as much hessian to fill 🙂 This kit starts at a reasonable £19.99 as it doesn’t include the Rag Rug Spring Tool & other gadgets. If you’re interested in the shaggy or short shaggy rag rug techniques then we would highly recommend that you upgrade to an Easy Peasy, Deluxe or Ultimate Cushion kit using the drop down menu on the Cushion Kit product page.

Ragged Life Introductory Rag Rug Cushion Kit includes all the tools and instructions to make a 40 x 40cm rag rug cushion in either the shaggy, short shaggy or loopy techniques.

Contents:  Latch Hook, Hemmed Cushion Hessian (to make a 40 x 40cm cushion), Rag Rug Gauge, Marker Pen, 28 page Techniques Booklet, Access to the exclusive Kit Companion Page (with videos, design tips & more), Cushion Booklet & Kit Bag. 

Remember: You can upgrade you cushion kit at checkout to add on Rag Rug Scissors, Practice Hessian, A Signed copy of “Rag Rugs, Pillows & More” & our Ragged Life notebook.

Kit Price: £19.99   Buy it here.

Rag Rug Bouquet Kit:

Who is this suitable for?

Anyone who would like to make a gorgeous, everlasting bouquet of rag rug flowers. This is a fun beginners’ project, which doesn’t take much time at all. It’s a great first project to experiment with different fabrics whilst learning the basic shaggy rag rug technique.

Ragged Life Rag Rug Bouquet Kit beginners' easy rag rug project
The Ragged Life Rag Rug Bouquet Kit includes all the tools and instructions to make a bouquet of 7 rag rug flowers.

Contents: Rag Rug Spring Tool, Latch Hook, Hemmed Bouquet Hessian (to make 7 rag rug flowers), Wooden Flower stems (for 7 rag rug flowers), Rag Rug Gauge, Marker Pen, 28 page Techniques Booklet, Access to the exclusive Kit Companion Page (with videos, design tips & more), Bouquet Booklet & Kit Bag. 

Kit Price: £34.99   Buy it here.

Rag Rug Wreath Kit:

Who is this suitable for?

A rag rug wreath is a great seasonal rag rug project to make in the run up to Christmas or in the spring time. However, it’s also a great first project to experiment with the three basic techniques of rag rugging.

Ragged Life Rag Rug Wreath Kit with rag rug tools and instructions to make a rag rug Christmas wreath
Our Ragged Life Easy Peasy Wreath Kit includes all the tools and instructions to make a one-of-a-kind rag rug wreath in whatever colourways you desire!

Contents: Spring Tool, Latch Hook, Hemmed Wreath Hessian, Wreath Mount, Rag Rug Gauge, Marker Pen, 28 page Techniques Booklet, Access to the exclusive Kit Companion Page (with videos, design tips & more), Wreath Booklet & Kit Bag. 

Kit Price: £34.99   Buy it here.

Rag Rug Headband Kit:

Who is this suitable for?

Our 2019 rag rug project of choice was rag rug headbands. They’re quick and easy to make, but best of all they just put a smile on your face. This introductory kit makes three headbands, so is great for getting creative with family or friends. As with all our rag rug kits, no rag rug experience is necessary.

Elspeth Jackson modelling a rag rug headband

Contents: Rag Rug Spring Tool, Latch Hook, Hemmed Headband Hessian (to make 3 headbands), 3 Headbands, Rag Rug Gauge, 28 page Techniques Booklet, Access to the exclusive Kit Companion Page (with videos, design tips & more), Headband Booklet & Kit Bag.

Kit Price: £34.99  Order it here.

Frequently Asked Rag Rug Kit Questions:

What is the difference between shaggy, short shaggy and loopy rag rugging?

Shaggy, short shaggy and loopy rag rugging are made in different ways and give very different looks. All techniques can be applied to almost any rag rug project and, at a basic level, below are a couple of examples of how the techniques look:

Shaggy Rag Rugging:

Made using a latch hook or rag rug spring tool:

Ragged Life Shaggy Rag Rugging
Shaggy rag rugging is a more textured, traditional form of rag rugging.

Short Shaggy Rag Rugging:

Made using the Rag Rug Spring Tool.

Mollie Makes Berber Rag Rug by Elspeth Jackson

Loopy Rag Rugging:

Made using a rug hook or latch hook:

Loopy rag rugging or hooky rag rugging examples
Loopy rag rugging gives a flatter, more uniform appearance.

Is there fabric in the Ragged Life Rag Rug Kits?

None of our rag rug kits come with the fabric included, as we like to encourage the use of recycled materials (old clothing, fabric offcuts etc…) and colour choices are very personal. If, however, you would like some advice on what fabrics we recommend, head over to our Rag Rug Fabrics – What Can & Can’t be Used Blog Post or pick up some of our pre-cut 100% Wool Blanket Yarn over on the Ragged Life Shop (trust us, it’s gorgeous to work with!)

Can I customise any of the Rag Rug Kits? 

Yes, absolutely. When you visit any kit page on the Ragged Life Shop, you can add bits of hessian, tools etc… in the drop down menu at the bottom of the page 🙂 Email hello@raggedlife.com if you’re unsure of anything.

What if I already have the tools, but want to do a particular project? 

If you already have the rag rug tools and know how to rag rug, we recommend buying the hessian and instructions for the various projects separately on the Ragged Life Shop. Projects include: rugs, cushions, wreaths, bouquets, basket trims, shopping bags and more…

What if I want a custom kit for a particular project?

If you would like a rag rug kit for a specific project (for example, rag rug letters) or with a custom-sized piece of hemmed hessian, please get in contact with us at hello@raggedlife.com for a price.

Pink Rag Rug Letters
Get in touch for a quote for a custom-made rag rug letter kit or other projects. You can contact us at hello@raggedlife.com

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Happy rag rugging everyone!

Elspeth x

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