Did you know you can take an old pair of tattered, frayed jeans and turn them into a custom floor mat? Yep! And it’s a DIY project I can’t wait to make myself!
Courtesy of Howcast, this step-by-step video tutorial is not only easy to follow, but in the end you’ll have an awesome, decorative and stylish rug that makes use out of a pair of jeans you’d otherwise throw away.
Here’s what you’ll need to do:
Cut off buttons and belt loops from the waistbands and open the cuffs to make strips.
Measure and cut the non-slip backing fabric to an 18-inch by 32-inch rectangle.
Lay the non-slip material non-slip side down and arrange the denim pieces on top of it, face up. The denim can overlap the non-slip base — just trim the pieces to line up with the edges after arranging.
Pin the pieces into place on the non-slip fabric and stitch them with a zigzag stitch on your sewing machine. Remove the pins as you sew.
Open the bias tape to the center fold. Place the center fold on the edge of the mat with one side of the tape on the top and the other side on the bottom of the mat and pin it in place. To create mitered corners, fold the bias tape to create a triangle flap and pin it down.
Sew bias tape into place using a stitch at the top edge of the tape, removing pins as you sew.
Trim loose threads and find a place for your new mat.
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