Making a Patchwork Circle Mat
November 17, 2009
Mat sewn from denim jean scraps and colorful scraps of cotton.
- 12 circles of denim, 8 inches in diameter
- 12 circles of printed strong cotton, 8 inches in diameter
- cardboard template cut 6 inches square
- sewing machine
- sharp scissors
- Center the cardboard template on a print circle and mark the point where each of the four corners touches the outside edge of the circle.
- Use these marks as a guide, and stitch the print circle to a denim circle diagonally, wrong sides together.
- Repeat for each of the twelve circles.
- Fold the edges of the circles over between the diagonal stitching and press to make flaps.
- Sew the flaps to each other to assemble the mat. (See diagram)
- Stitch the flaps flat to each circle, excluding the very outside edges.
- Sew a double line of stitching around the outside edges of the mat.
- Snip the edges about every 1/4 inch up to the stitching lines.
- Washing and drying the mat will then rag the edges.
By Preserver from Manitoba
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November 23, 20090 found this helpful
I love this recycling idea. I just cut up an old denim skirt last night. Thanks for sharing!
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