Handmade Rugs from Practically Anything Author:Jean Ray Laury, Joyce Aiken Anyone can make a rug. This book tells you how -- more than a dozen different ways. Many of the rugs require no special skills or tools. Nearly every home has the essentials for making rugs -- leftover yarns, faded blue jeans, discarded burlap bags. Even if you decide to give the rug away, the fun of making it is yours forever.