Supplies Needed Jeans Scissors Thimble Needle nose pliers Needle Blue thread Quilters Thread
Raid your husband and kids closets for old ripped and worn blue jeans
Cut off and throw away the hems. Fabric scissors work the best.
STEP 3 Cut up the sides and rip the jeans as far as you can go up.
STEP 4 Cut into 1 1/2-2 inch strips. Then rip. No need to spend your time cutting. Ripping made straight pieces and worked perfectly.
Layer 3 pieces of jean on top of each other. Fold in the frayed ends and sew together with blue thread.
Begin braiding. As you are braiding continue to tuck in and frayed ends that may show.
Hold together with a clothes pin.
When you need to add another piece on to your jean piece you do not want to join all three pieces at the same time. Cut them at different lengths if you have too. Again tuck under frayed ends. Sew pieces together.
I am going drive my husband nuts with another one of my projects! But I love this rug! I can't wait to make my next rug.
Start like this for a round rug.
Use quilters thread to form and sew your rug together.
Start your rug like this for a oval rug.
* Sew your rug together on a flat surface.
Fold thread in half and thread the needle, then tie off the ends. So you will have 4 pieces of thread to hold your rug together. Try to go in around the same hole you came out so you will see very little of the quilters thread. You want to lace the rug together like you are lacing a shoe.
When you are ready to finish your rug, tuck in the ends to the braid next to the end pieces and sew together.
My Name is Cari. I have been happily married to my husband, Brian for 11 wonderful years. We have 2 beautiful boys, Adam and Matthew. I work in a Memory support unit and try to bring happiness to the people that welcome me into their lives. Running, hiking, biking, walking are all things I like to do in my free time. After losing my dad in 2011, I have learned that life is short and I am going to love every second that I have here on Earth!