Basket Overview

Kits

Have a browse through our fab and fun Ragged Life rag rug kit range below.

Not sure which kit is right for you?

Check out our Kit Decision Tree to answer simple questions that will lead you to the right kit for you! 

Enjoy, Elspeth

Introductory Rag Rug Kit

Our classic "Introductory Rag Rug Kit" is perfect for rag rug beginners to dip their toe into the rag rugging for the first time. It includes all the tools and instructions to do all three traditional British rag rug techniques – shaggy (proggy), short shaggy (our invented technique) and loopy (hooky).

The latch hook tool that comes in the kit is a little slower to work with than some of the super duper tools in the kits below, so if you’re thinking of making a couple of rag rug projects then you’re best off investing in one of the more specialised kits below…

NB: None of our rag rug kits include the fabric. Sourcing that is part of the fun! Fabric-wise, anything can be used... t-shirts, fabric offcuts, cotton, fleece, silk... you name it, we've used it!

Introductory Rag Rug Kit

Kit Contents

Latch Hook - the introductory tool used for the main rag rug techniques.

Rag Rug Gauge - a time- and effort-saving tool to make cutting up your fabric pieces that little bit easier.

100 x 60cm Hemmed Rug Hessian - the perfect weave for rag rugging (10 holes per inch). It comes pre-hemmed, so you can rag rug straight away. 

Techniques Booklet - includes step-by-step instructions and photos on how to rag rug using the latch hook.

- Rag Rug Design Booklet – this booklet includes helpful advice on designing and making your first rag rug.

Marker Pen - for sketching your design onto the hessian. 

Access to Kit Companion Page - 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.

£19.99

Loopy Rag Rug Kit

The Ragged Life "Loopy Rag Rug Kit" is perfect for any rug making beginner who specifically likes the look and feel of the loopy (hooked) technique of rag rug making, which is generally considered to be the neatest and most practical technique.

With loopy rag rugging, you can build plenty of detail into your pieces with small, compact loops, which means it’s particularly great for pictorial and design-led rag rug projects, like wall hangings, cushions, Christmas stockings and more…

Best of all, our “Loopy Rag Rug Kit” includes the wonderful Ragged Life Rug Hook – the very best tool for making long-lasting loopy projects quickly and easily. You won’t find an easier tool to work with. You can see it in action here.

Loopy Rag Rug Kit

Kit Contents

- Ragged Life Rug Hook - this is the quickest and easiest tool to make loopy rag rugs. Our hook is perfectly crafted to make loopy rag rugging a doddle.

- 100 x 60cm Hemmed Rug Hessian - the perfect weave for rag rugging (10 holes per inch). It comes pre-hemmed, so you can rag rug straight away.

- Marker Pen - for sketching your design onto the hessian.

- Techniques Booklet - includes step-by-step instructions and photos of how to do the rag rug techniques, as well as advice on spacing, troubleshooting and more.

- Rag Rug Design Booklet – this booklet includes helpful advice on designing and making your first rag rug.

- Access to Kit Companion Page - this exclusive, 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.

£31.99

Shaggy Rag Rug Kit

The clue is probably in the name, but our "Shaggy Rag Rug Kit" is ideal for anyone who wants to make traditional “shaggy style” (proggy) rag rugs. These rugs are super soft, with a gorgeous, thick pile that you just want to sink your feet into. Oooh, I know you can feel it already!

You don’t have to stop at just rugs either. With the quality hand tools included in the “Shaggy Rag Rug Kit”, you can make festive wreaths (it mimics foliage well), luscious rag rug bouquets, cushions and more… Best of all, you can use the tools for years to come, so there’s no limit to the number of projects you can make.

Kind of convinced? You can see the Ragged Life Spring Tool (which comes in the kit) in action here

Shaggy Rag Rug Kit

Kit Contents

- Rag Rug Spring Tool - the quickest and easiest tool to make shaggy and short shaggy rag rugs.

- Rag Rug Gauge - a time- and effort-saving tool to make cutting up your fabric pieces that little bit easier.

- 100 x 60cm Hemmed Rug Hessian - the perfect weave for rag rugging (10 holes per inch). It comes pre-hemmed, so you can rag rug straight away.

- Marker Pen - for sketching your design onto the hessian.

- Techniques Booklet - includes step-by-step instructions and photos of how to do the rag rug techniques, as well as advice on spacing, troubleshooting and more.

- Rag Rug Design Booklet – this booklet includes helpful advice on designing and making your first rag rug.

- Access to Kit Companion Page - this exclusive, 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.

£34.99

Easy Peasy Rag Rug Kit

Our “Easy Peasy Rag Rug Kit” is ideal for rag rug beginners who are looking to get their hands on all the very best tools they need to do the traditional British techniques of rag rugging quickly and easily - the loopy, short shaggy and shaggy techniques. You won’t get easier tools to work with than these!

With the Rag Rug Spring Tool, you can make shaggy rag rugs entirely from the front of the hessian (as opposed to working from the back with the latch hook and prodder tools), making it simple to build up rugs quickly and painlessly.

And, with the Ragged Life Rug Hook (the best tool for loopy rag rugging), you’ll be speeding along in no time. Basically, what we’re saying is that with these amazing tools, you can design and execute your rag rug creations with confidence for years to come.

Easy Peasy Rag Rug Kit

Kit Contents

- Rag Rug Spring Tool - the quickest and easiest tool to make shaggy and short shaggy rag rugs.

- Ragged Life Rug Hook - this is the quickest and easiest tool to make loopy rag rugs. Our hook is perfectly crafted to make loopy rag rugging a doddle.

- Rag Rug Gauge - a time- and effort-saving tool to make cutting up your fabric pieces that little bit easier.

- 100 x 60cm Hemmed Rug Hessian - the perfect weave for rag rugging (10 holes per inch). It comes pre-hemmed, so you can rag rug straight away.

- Techniques Booklets - includes step-by-step instructions and photos.

- Rag Rug Design Booklet – this booklet includes helpful advice on designing and making your first rag rug.

- Marker Pen - for sketching your design onto the hessian.

- Access to Kit Companion Page - 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.

£49.99

Deluxe Rag Rug Kit

Our "Deluxe Rag Rug Kit" is designed for any rag rug beginner would like the peace of mind to know that they have all the quality tools they could possibly need to make all manner of rag rugs for years to come.

The main ingredient that sets this kit apart is the inclusion of our wonderful Rag Rug Scissors, which we fondly call “the tank of the scissor world”. They chomp through layer upon layer of fabric at the same time to make cutting fabric strips a doddle, and 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. We have yet to find a better pair of scissors for the price. See our rag rug scissors in action here.

What’s more, this kit also includes a FREE piece of practice hessian, so you can practise your technique before starting on your first big project

Deluxe Rag Rug Kit

Kit Contents

- Rag Rug Scissors - the best scissors for cutting through layers of fabric.

- FREE Practice Hessian - to practice the techniques before moving onto your actual rag rug project.

- Rag Rug Spring Tool - the quickest and easiest tool to make shaggy and short shaggy rag rugs.

- Ragged Life Rug Hook - this is the quickest and easiest tool to make loopy rag rugs. Our hook is perfectly crafted to make loopy rag rugging a doddle.

- Rag Rug Gauge - a time- and effort-saving tool to make cutting up your fabric pieces that little bit easier.

- 100 x 60cm Hemmed Rug Hessian - the perfect weave for rag rugging (10 holes per inch). It comes pre-hemmed, so you can rag rug straight away.

- Techniques Booklet - includes step-by-step instructions and photos.

- Rag Rug Design Booklet – this booklet includes helpful advice on designing and making your first rag rug.

- Marker Pen - for sketching your design onto the hessian.

- Access to Kit Companion Page - 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.

£62.99

Ultimate Rag Rug Kit

Understandably, given its name, the Ragged Life "Ultimate Rag Rug Kit" includes everything you could possibly need when you start out rag rugging for the first time.

As well as all the contents of the "Deluxe Rag Rug Kit", the Ultimate kit includes a signed copy of our modern rag rug book “Rag Rugs, Pillows & More”, as well as a cheery rag rug notebook (with alternating lined and plain pages for sketching and musing.

Our book "Rag Rugs, Pillows & More" has over thirty rag rug projects, ranging in size and difficulty from clutch bags and draft excluders, to ammonite rugs and pouffes. Each project includes easy-to-follow step by step illustrations, as well as gorgeous lifestyle photography. With all the tools, instructions and inspiration in the "Ultimate Rag Rug Kit", you'll be making your first rag rug masterpiece in no time!

Ultimate Rag Rug Kit

Kit Contents

- Signed Copy of "Rag Rugs, Pillows & More" - with over 30 rag rug projects for you to try, ranging from cute clutch bags to rag rug pouffes.

- FREE Crafty Notebook - a great crafty notebook with plain and lined pages to brainstorm crafty creations.

- Rag Rug Scissors - the best scissors for cutting through layers of fabric.

- FREE Practice Hessian - to practice the techniques before moving onto your actual rag rug project.

- Rag Rug Spring Tool - the quickest and easiest tool to make shaggy and short shaggy rag rugs.

- Ragged Life Rug Hook - this is the quickest and easiest tool to make loopy rag rugs. Our hook is perfectly crafted to make loopy rag rugging a doddle.

- Rag Rug Gauge - a time- and effort-saving tool to make cutting up your fabric pieces that little bit easier.

- 100 x 60cm Hemmed Rug Hessian - the perfect weave for rag rugging (10 holes per inch). It comes pre-hemmed, so you can rag rug straight away.

- Techniques Booklet - includes step-by-step instructions and photos.

- Rag Rug Design Booklet – this booklet includes helpful advice on designing and making your first rag rug.

- Marker Pen - for sketching your design onto the hessian.

- Access to Kit Companion Page - 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.

£74.99

Rag Rug Cushion Kit

Rag rug cushions make a great first project for any rag rug beginner. They're small enough that they don't seem too daunting for someone who has never done the craft before, but are large enough that after finishing one, you can feel confident embarking on a number of different projects.

This kit is “Easy Peasy”, so includes all the very best tools to do all three British rag rug techniques (Spring Tool, Gauge & Rug Hook). All you need to source is a pair of good scissors and the fabric (which is the fun part).

You will need basic sewing skills to assemble the cushion at the end of the project, but clear, step by step instructions are included.

We recommend adding an extra hemmed cushion hessian to your order when checking out as you'll almost certainly catch the rag rug bug and want to make a second cushion to match your first.

Rag Rug Cushion Kit

Kit Contents

- Rag Rug Spring Tool - the quickest and easiest tool to make shaggy and short shaggy rag rugs.

- Ragged Life Rug Hook - this is the quickest and easiest tool to make loopy rag rugs. Our hook is perfectly crafted to make loopy rag rugging a doddle.

- Rag Rug Gauge - a time- and effort-saving tool to make cutting up your fabric pieces that little bit easier.

- 40 x 40cm Hemmed Cushion Hessian - no need to do anything with this hessian so you can get rag rugging straight away!

- Techniques Booklet - with easy to follow step by step instructions & illustrations how to do each technique.

- Rag Rug Cushion Booklet - includes step-by-step instructions and photos on how to assemble your rag rug cushion, as well as tips on design.

- Marker Pen - for sketching your design onto the hessian.

- Access to Kit Companion Page - 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.

£49.99

Rag Rug Wreath Kit

Rag rug wreaths were one of the first Ragged Life projects we created and there’s a reason that they’ve stayed on the menu. They are quick and fun to make and look wonderful hung on a front door at Christmas or nestled on a mantlepiece in spring. You certainly know that none of your neighbours could possibly have the same one!

Our “Rag Rug Wreath Kit” includes the steps to make a traditional red and green Christmas wreath, but this isn’t prescriptive. You can use whatever colour scheme or pattern you choose. Technique-wise, we prefer the traditional shaggy or short shaggy styles of rag rugging for this project, which is why our “Rag Rug Wreath Kit” includes the best shaggy-specific tools (Spring Tool & Cutting Gauge). The longer fabric pieces can mimic foliage and petals, which means you can make festive poinsettia designs, spring daisies, blousy peonies, cactus dahlias... the sky’s the limit really!

If you would also like the tools for the loopy (hooky) style of rag rugging, you can add this on in the drop down “Extras” menu when you check out.

Rag Rug Wreath Kit

Kit Contents

- Rag Rug Spring Tool - the quickest and easiest tool to make shaggy and short shaggy rag rugs.

- Rag Rug Gauge - a time- and effort-saving tool to make cutting up your fabric pieces that little bit easier.

- Hemmed Wreath Hessian - no need to do anything with this hessian so you can get rag rugging straight away!

- Wreath Mount - to help your wreath keep it's shape when assembled.

- Techniques Booklet - with easy to follow step by step instructions & photos how to do each technique.

- Rag Rug Wreath Booklet - with wreath-specific design tips, step-by-step instructions on how to assemble your wreath once you've finished your rag rugging and more.

- Marker Pen - for sketching your design onto the hessian.

- Access to Kit Companion Page - 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.

£34.99

Rag Rug Bouquet Kit

Our Ragged Life “Rag Rug Bouquet Kit” comes with all the rag rug tools and instructions to make a beautiful everlasting bouquet of seven fabric flowers. These flowers don’t need watering and will brighten up your home all year round!

Whether you’re making the bouquet for yourself or a loved one, they make a lovely handmade wedding bouquet, Mother’s Day present or thoughtful gift. Who doesn’t love flowers?

Rag rug bouquets are best made in the shaggy technique to create convincing petals, so the tools we've included in the kit reflect that. It comes with the super duper Rag Rug Spring Tool, wooden cutting gauge, and even includes the wooden stems to attach your flowers to.

What’s more, in the kit we explain how you can shape the fabric pieces to create different petals, which is a learning you can apply to all sorts of future rag rug projects… wreaths, basket trims and more…

NB: if you would also like the tools for the loopy style of rag rugging too, check out the additional add-ons in the “Extras” menu when you check out.

Rag Rug Bouquet Kit

Kit Contents

- Rag Rug Spring Tool - the quickest and easiest tool to make shaggy and short shaggy rag rugs.

- Rag Rug Gauge - a time- and effort-saving tool to make cutting up your fabric pieces that little bit easier.

- Hemmed Bouquet Hessian (to make 7 flowers) - no need to do anything with this hessian so you can get rag rugging straight away!

- Wooden Flower Stems (for 7 flowers).

- Techniques Booklet - with easy to follow step by step instructions & photos how to do each technique.

- Rag Rug Bouquet Booklet with bouquet-specific design tips, step-by-step instructions on how to assemble your bouquet once you've finished your rag rugging and more.

- Marker Pen - for sketching your design onto the hessian.

- Access to Kit Companion Page - 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.

£34.99

Rag Rug Kids' Kit - Rag-a-Monsters

Looking for hours of creative entertainment for the kids? Look no further than our Rag-a-Monster “Rag Rug Kids Kit”.

This craft kit is perfect for kids aged 7-12 to learn how to rag rug for the very first time, whilst getting hands-on fun away from screens. It includes absolutely everything you need to make the Rag-a-Monster, including a bottle of PVA glue and pre-cut strips of fabric, so the kids are ready to get making straight away!

Read more about our “Rag Rug Kids Kit” over on the Ragged Life Blog here

Rag Rug Kids' Kit - Rag-a-Monsters

Kit Contents

- Children's Latch Hook - this latch hook has been specifically designed for smaller hands and makes shaggy rag rugging much easier than with a full sized latch hook.

- Hemmed Rag-a-Monster Hessian - our hessian is the perfect weave for use with the children's latch hook and is pre-hemmed so that it doesn't fall apart. This means that the kids can get rag rugging straight away.

- Pre-cut Recycled Multi-Coloured Fabric Strips - all the fabric for the Rag-a-Monster is pre-cut into the correct size pieces so the kids can get stuck into the rag rugging straight away without having to do lots of prep (bet some of you adults wish I would do that for the adult kits!)

- 24-Piece Felt Set - a good variety of felt pieces means the children can create a completely unique Rag-a-Monster to fit their personality and preferences. No two Rag-a-Monsters will ever look the same.

- PVA Glue - each kit includes a 100ml bottle of non-toxic PVA glue for the assembly and customisation of the Rag-a-Monster.

- Instruction Booklet - this booklet includes step by step photos and instructions on how to rag rug and how to assemble the Rag-a-Monster. It has been specially designed for kids, so includes plenty of inspirational pictures and an activity part at the back.

- Kids Kit Bag - this can be used over and over again and is a useful place for the kids to keep all their rag rug materials together.

£14.99