This rug is made from about ten pairs of old, worn denim blue jeans in various shades of blue.
Approximate Time: 3 days
This rug is best handwashed and does stand up to use. It doesn't do well in machine washing, so I soak it in the bathtub and drip dry. I used regular jeans for this rug, but the stretch denim jeans will work as well. Other colors of jeans can be used of your choice.
By Monica from Cortez, CO
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I would like a pattern of a woven square or rectangular rug made from blue-jeans. Thanks
Jeanne-Marie de Moissac
have you tried making a braided rug? I do a lot of things with discarded jeans. you may contact me at Jmw3737@aol.com
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How do I make a denim rag rug? Is there a special tool to roll the material? If not, how do you keep the cut edges from showing? How wide would I cut the strips, etc.? Please advise. Thanks very much.
By heleN BECHTEL from Kamloops, B.C. CANADA
It has been ages since I braided a rug, but will try to help. The width of the strips depends on the thickness of the braid/rug you desire. The strips, if they are folded inside like bias tape, will not have any raw edges.
You will want the strips wide enough to make a rather plump braid or you will be forever getting it sewn together. Sew the strips end to end at a diagonal and don't have all three strips ending at the same place so the braid will continue smoothly.
You can also just overlap the strip before it is folded and you can braid right on. Again, don't have the ends all at the same place or it will be a little weak at that point.
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I would like to know how to make a braided denim rug. Has anyone ever done this and if so, could you please give me instructions? Thanks so much, Crystal from Illinois