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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.



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



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).




Then, I stitched the middle ring together



and the outer ring together,



then zig zag stitched the center piece to the middle ring





and the center and middle ring to the outer ring.



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.




Lastly, I hemmed it.



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




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)

One Comment leave one →
  1. April 20, 2017 12:42 am

    This looks amazing! Great job! 🙂

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