Easy Denim Rug
If you have a stack of worn-out jeans, we have an amazing recycling idea for those fabrics. Cut out hexagons from those pieces of denim and sew them together into a beautiful rag. You need to trim the sides to get a perfect rug shape that would definitely decorate your interiors!
Denim is one of the most durable fabrics made and also the easiest to find for projects such as this small space floor mat. You can repurpose last year’s worn out jeans or go in search of a handful of jumpers or dresses at the thrift store without spending a lot of money. You can also purchase new denim fabric in various shades from most fabric stores if you aren’t interested in hitting up the thrifts. This project is very similar to (and uses many of the same skills) as making a quilt. We’re basically going to use a hardy fabric (denim) to create a really cute and functional rug; or I suppose you could think of this as a floor mat. Whatever you call it, you won’t be sad when you see it around, sprucing up a doorway.
- denim in 5-7 different shades of blue. I suggest using old jeans or a shirt you’ve been meaning to get rid of, or hitting up the local thrift stores to find a few different shades without paying too much. Look for wide leg jeans, larger sizes, shirts in the men’s section, or dresses from the ’90s that have embroidery on them and won’t be enjoyed by someone else.
- one yard of cotton batting. I suggest about a yard, but you can always double up for an even softer bath mat.
- one yard of grip tight cloth (think the bottom of footie pjs).
- one skein of embroidery thread.
- hexagon template (make your own based on the size hexagon you want, see photo below for mine)
- straight needles