Denim Rug: Give Old Jeans New Life! DIY

3 Hours
Easy

I found myself growing a pile of old jeans – too small, too worn, too torn. You name it. I decided to make a throw rug with that pile of jeans and I am so glad I did.
Start with a pile of old jeans
Start with a pile of old jeans
I cut the main sections (4 panels each pair) avoiding all seems.
denim rug give old jeans new life diy, reupholster
I cut them in one long continuous strip. Cutting up one side and when I reached within 1/2″-1″ of the end of the panel, I turned the denim and cut back down to the other end.
denim rug give old jeans new life diy, reupholster
Roll all strands into balls.
denim rug give old jeans new life diy, reupholster
With an extra large crochet needle and started in! I just kept crochet stitching in an oval shape and now my feet have a cozy, chunky, durable Denim Rug right in front of my kitchen sink! I love it!
denim rug give old jeans new life diy, reupholster
I will never look at a pile of ‘toss out’ items the same again. I am proud of my denim rug, it always attracts attention, and all it cost me is a little imagination, patience, and initiative! I hope this fuels your own re-purposing endeavors… here’s to new life!
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  • Connie
    on Jun 10, 2018

    How wide do you cut your strips?

  • M. M..
    on Dec 6, 2018

    Is the rug starting to give off little unraveling threads from the cut edges of denim? Is it looking fuzzy or softer/more broken in? Do you like that look now? Would you try washing it?

  • How many pairs of jeans does it take to make the country round rug ?.

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  • Brandi
    7 days ago

    definitely want to try this. looks neat maybe a different technique instead of crocheting. but i love the idea

  • Starr
    3 hours ago

    Yes I want to try this

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