Make a custom, easy-care floor mat or runner for your home

Posted by Fabrications Inc on

Make your own hall runner or matDIY alert! Add a custom designer's touch to an entry way, room, hallway, office, or other areas of your home with our "Just Wipe Clean" fabrics and rubber anti-slip backing*. These mats and floor runners are easy and quick to make. 

Materials and equipment needed for a 24 x 18 inch mat:

  1. Just Wipe Clean™ fabric, cut to 26-1/2 x 20-1/2 inches (W x L)
  2. Just Wipe Clean rubber matting with anti-slip backing, cut to 24 x 18 inches (W x L)**
  3. Four small binder clips
  4. Sewing machine
  5. Scissors (optional)

Making the mat:

  1. Place the fabric, right side down, on a flat surface
  2. Center the rubber matting over the wrong side of the Just Wipe Clean fabric, making sure that the embossed anti-slip side faces out, away from the fabric
  3. The fabric will extend 1-1/4 inches from each of the four edges of the mat
  4. Fold the fabric up so it wraps around the matting, and clip one binder clip to the middle of edge to hold the materials in place
  5. Sewing on the wrong side, stitch the materials together beginning from the far edge of the folded fabric and on to the matting. Fold the unfinished edges of the fabric under as you sew.
  6. When you near the first corner, bring the fabric over from the next edge and sew that down
  7. Use the reverse stitch to position the machine for stitching the next edge
  8. Pivot the fabric 45 degrees
  9. Reverse stitch to the edge of the mat to create a neat square pattern
  10. Stitch down the next side and repeat corner stitching until finished
  11. Trim loose threads and admire your finished work


  1. Just Wipe Clean fabrics are made of 100% premium printed fabric with a unique easy-care, stain-resistant finish. Simply wipe your runner clean with a damp cloth.
  2. Stubborn spills like wine may require a little bit of soap and water

To make larger or different size mats, cut your backing to the size you want and add 2-1/2 inches to the length and width of your Just Wipe Clean fabric piece. For example, if you want to make a 36 x 40 inch mat, cut the backing to 36 x 40 inches and the fabric to 38-1/2 x 42-1/2 inches.

*Not intended for use on carpet, unfinished or recently finished floors, vinyl, lacquered, acrylic, or porous surfaces. May stain these surfaces.

**Our Just Wipe Clean anti-slip rubber matting is 52 inches wide. You also can purchase a rubber mat runner at most hardware stores such as Home Hardware, Home Depot, or Lowe’s. These runners are typically 18 inches wide and do not have an anti-slip backing.



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