This is a mat to put near the door. It will catch lots of outdoor dirt before it makes its way all over the house. This mat is made from recycled blue jeans, and makes use of very small scraps. You can make the base whatever size you want your mat to be.
Extra tip: Cut your scraps with a rotary cutter to save time. The picture is of a partially finished mat. Sorry, I have not had time lately to complete one for a photo session.
*Since stitching doesn't show, this is good place to use up those odd colors of thread.
This project has no close tolerances. If measurements are a little off, everything should still work.
By Harlean from Hot Springs, AR
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This is a great project but you lost me in the steps. After you cut the strips of denim, how are you sewing them on the backing. It looks likes you are making rows of these strips and only sewing them on one side. How far apart are you putting the rows then?
*ETA* - Sorry, I didn't see the PDF file there. I get it now.
This is great. It is so simple that even I could do it, lol. I do not sew. I will definately have to try this. Thank you for sharing.
Hi, I like the idea are you sewing them on the sewing machine? Liz
Yes, they are sewed on the sewing machine. And I don't sew either as a rule, just a little like this for a craft or two, but this is pretty easy and they don't have to be perfect as each row will cover any mistake made in the previous row.
Harlean from Arkansas
I've always wanted to make a denim rag rug, and this was so much easier than I was making it! My dogs have not moved from it since I put it down. :) They are constantly trying to push each other off, so looks like I'll be making some more! Thanks so much.
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