Dollar Tree Floor Mat To Tote Bag Sewing Project

This craft tutorial shows you how to take a floor mat and turn it into a tote bag. Basic sewing skills are all you need to complete this bag. 

Dollar Tree Floor Mat To Tote Bag Sewing Project

What you need

Dollar tree floor rug

Sewing supplies with large darning needle or E6000


2 x 21 inch dowel rods 


This rug was bought from Dollar Tree and comes in different colors and styles if you don’t have a dollar tree you can purchase them online via Dollar tree or Amazon

The rug was folded over at the ends leaving space for a dowel rod to be inserted, then it was sewed to form the hem. You could use E6000 glue to form the dowel pocket if you liked.  Due to the thickness of the rug, glueing would most likely be far easier.


The handles are made from a cut-up T-shirt that has been braided and sewn or glued into place. You can use s soft cotton rope cord as well for the handles or add some plastic handles like these.


This project was contributed by Deb E.  Thanks for sharing Deb we loved it!



  1. Cathey DeRosa says

    I think its genius and positively gorgeous. One of the top projects from $ store. Thanks so much!

  2. Thanks for sharing!

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