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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Part 6: Finished / For the time being

I finished the rug, sort of. I left the end undone and not a tapered finish like I would have done normally. This is because as we wear out more jeans I can make the rug bigger. So, I think this will be a continuing rug for a few years but it will be able to be used while it is growing and in between growth spurts. Boy it sounds like a kid!
This took seven days from start to finish.
Dimensions 3 1/2 feet by 8 1/2 feet
Part 1: here
Part 2: here
Part 3: here
Part 4: here
Part 5:here
Part 6:this is it

Above links just talk about this project.  If you are interested in learning how to make this type of rug.  I have a series of tutorials on my blog just go here.


  1. That came out beautiful sunshine! You must work 22 hours a day to get all the things finished that you do!

  2. I can't believe it only took 7 days to get that done! Wow! It's fantastic!

  3. It looks fantastic. I really like your story.

  4. Can you guess at how many pairs of jeans you used to get a rug this big?

  5. about 30 give or take a few. Some are kids and some are adult the adult ones of course give you more material to work with.

  6. Serendipity smiles... just last week I was looking at rug section in my monster bible of all crafts possible, and considered making a braided rug from thrift shop jeans. Your rug is just beautiful, so thrifty and practical. I'm starting my rug for sure!

  7. Found this from Whip Up. The rug is great! I don't have kids, but I'm inspired to collect some old jeans from my family & friends now.

  8. Excellent work! You've inspired me to try my hand at making one for myself. Great recycling as well:)

  9. Great use for repurposing jeans. The rug is awesome.

  10. Love the rug. I've been looking for something to do with all my old jeans.

  11. Would you be interested in making me a rug if I supply the fabric?

    1. what size rug = the cost to construct would be 50 dollars a square foot for my time plus the cost of the cord and you would pay shipping both ways this is for wool blanket weight rugs thinner fabric would cost more as it would take much more time denium also will cost more as what it does to my hands makes it hard for me to do anything else for a long time i hope that all made since

  12. Your rug looks great. I'm looking to make a rug out of all my saved old jeans. One thing I noticed is that you have no ragged ends (or sides). You must have sewn the sides together to make a smooth edge?? Thanks for any info you can give me on this step.

    1. actually that would take forever and I would never do that as it would be a waist of time since there are easier ways. You get a smooth finish by folding both raw edges to the middle of the strip of fabric sort of like double fold seam binding. I do this while a braid. I also turn all the folded edges to the left while braiding that way when I stitch the braides together all the folds are to the inside of the rug and you get a smooth finish on the out side of the rug around the perimeter you can see the folds in one of the pictures in the 1st post of the jean rug. there is a tutorial on how to make these rugs go here http://sunshinescreations.vintagethreads.com/search/label/*braided%20rug%20tutorial and read through all the posts I meant to to a video at one time to show how to do this but I never got around to it When I can figure out what happen to my tri pod I will try and remember to do this. Please remind me again if I have not done this in the next few months thanks.

  13. Wonderful all the way around! Great writing, great instructions and the end product is simply amazing. I have been collecting jeans and getting the material ready, but it is taking much more time... I am actually deconstructing the jeans and then cutting strips using my quilting tools... I figure that I have about 150ish pairs of jeans deconstructed and about a third already in strips! I realize that I might have a very very VERY large rug! I want to make a round one... but with this much it might be 20 foot in diameter! Whoops! Maybe two?

  14. Looks awesome! And it's probably very durable too, which is a plus.

  15. Thank you for sharing. I just might try to make one.

  16. Beautiful 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Can’t wait to make one. What kind of glove did you wear to protect ur fingers? Would wearing a timble help?


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