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Jean Rug- The Middle Is The End

November 19, 2016

So, now, the exciting part- the end of a project! (I honestly never thought this day would come. I spent more than a month on this- and it got finished too! Never happens to me. 🙂 Here’s the original blog post.

So, anyway, you’ll remember that the only thing left to do is attach a middle! And you could do anything, like plain jean, or a pocket, but Mom didn’t want a pocket, and since it’s for her birthday, I agreed. Besides, concentric circles is so much cooler than a pocket could ever be!

So, step one? Finding something to make a pattern with. I found a little hula hoop that was just bigger than the hole, a large bowl that was slightly smaller than that, and a little plate to be the smallest circle.

Then I traced them onto butcher paper (which I no longer hoard, since we have a whole roll of it now) to make a pattern.

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I cut the centers out of the two larger circles to make rings, then folded them into fourths.

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I cut all of the pieces (four quarters for each ring, plus the center) out of leftover jean fabric (which I didn’t throw away).

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Then, I stitched the middle ring together

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and the outer ring together,

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then zig zag stitched the center piece to the middle ring

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and the center and middle ring to the outer ring.

 

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I wanted the rings to not quite line up to add ‘visual interest’ (and to look cooler).

Then I stitched them into the rug and sewed up the last seam.

 

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Lastly, I hemmed it.

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And there you go! A beautiful jean rug! Large too. 🙂

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I hope you enjoyed this series on how I made Mom’s birthday present!

Tune in next week to learn what I did with the leftover fabric. (You can’t waste any of it, you know, we paid nearly two dollars per pair of jeans! XD)

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  1. April 20, 2017 12:42 am

    This looks amazing! Great job! 🙂
    ~Gracie

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