Craftaholics Anonymous® | How to Make a Rag Rug tutorial. The rug really was simple to make, just time-consuming. Basically, I used strips of fabric (1000s of them) cut about 1 inch x 5 inches. I stuffed these strips into a non-skid rug mat and voila! No need to even bother tying the strips. You can see the rug mat in this image and about how often I skipped holes.