My first recycled bath mat has been so popular with my husband and daughter that I’ve had to make a second one for the other bathroom.
I hate to throw away anything that still has an ounce of use left in it. This was an old and faded mat, still usable but not very pretty.
I used the flip and sew method, as with the previous mat. The instructions are here in a little tutorial.
Here is the mat covered with strips and trimmed.
To make the mat sturdier and more durable, I straight-stitched down the centre of each strip and used a machine embroidery stitch down each seam line. Then I bound the edges with some red bias binding left over from a Christmas project.
Here is a view of the back, which is just thick cotton. I wouldn’t like to sew on a rubber-backed mat because it would probably harm my sewing machine, and I don’t like the way the rubbery stuff feels to the touch.
Here is the new finished mat…
…and the original mat, which is now 9 months old, still in service and looking fine, even after weekly trips through the washing machine and tumble dryer.