Quick Bath Mat Upcycle

By: Maker Mama from
Updated March 06, 2023
Quick Bath Mat Upcycle
Quick Bath Mat Upcycle
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Next time you are at a thrift store or getting rid of unused items, consider how you might be able to repurpose them. For example, you can easily turn unwanted fabric placemats into bath mats for easy DIY bathroom ideas. With this quick bath mat upcycle project, you can make yourself a "new" bath mat in about 15 minutes. It is a great way to bring textile recycling into your life while decorating on a budget. If you are looking for easy sewing projects or bathroom ideas, you will love this DIY concept.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueSewing


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This is clever. Making a bathmat out of placemats, I wouldn't have thought of that at all. This could be a great way to make a pathwork sort of quilt bathmat depending on the size and colour you have. You could have a a beautiful bathmat set unique from any you could ever buy.

You can never have too many bathmats and this is a great idea. It also is a good recycling idea and has numerous possibilities depending on what place mats you find. The dollar store is a good source as well. Taking a trip. Buy the souvenir place mats which are on the sale rack and sew them together when you get home. Who needs traditional anyway? Thanks for the tip!

This is such an amazing idea and one that I am so happy to have found. Our family bathroom is rather large and a normal size bath mat always looks a little lost on the floor but it had never occurred to me to join more than one together. What a perfect and wonderfully simple solution! Thank you!

Great idea. I walk past that area at the thrift stores without even giving it a glance. I won't do that from now on, that's for sure. And if you want to make them not slip and slide you can do a couple things to them. Puffy craft paint drawn in lines down the back works great. Or that new shelf lining that is open weave and feels like rubber works very good. I have glued it on the back of rugs and that rug isn't going anywhere.

Very practical, especially if your placemats are getting shabby, it doesnt hurt to have them a bit scruffy for a bath mat. Handy too, if you have mats that are the wrong color or texture for the dining room, but in the bath, who cares if it is just the everyday mat! Super idea! Thanks for sharing!

Bathmats can be expensive, so this would definitely be a cheaper way to get one!

This is such a great, budget-friendly idea! This seems like an easy sewing project, even for a novice sewist like me.


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