T-shirt rugs and placements exactly like the one presented in this tutorial sell for upwards of $150 at home decorating stores, so why not save money and reduce your consumption by simply repurposing old T-shirts yourself?
Watch this video to see how to knit together a T-shirt rug. The size can be varied to make placemats or even a pillow.
T-shirt rugs are a very satisfying first project-they work up quickly, look neat, and are machine washable. The pattern is as follows-cast on 38-50 stitches depending on desired width. This is called garter stitch, and it is very simple.