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How To Make a Denim Rug

Watch more Easy Sewing Projects videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to make a denim rug with these easy step-by-step instructions. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Prepare jeans Cut the legs off of your jeans and open up the seams on each side of the pant leg with a seam ripper. Measure and cut the fabric lengthwise into long, one-inch-wide strips with scissors or a strip cutter. Tip If you don't have enough denim on hand, shop for inexpensive jeans at your local thrift store. Step 2: Sew the strips Sew three strips together, end to end, using a sewing machine. If you sew by hand, use a simple whip stitch. Step 3: Braid strips Braid your strips of fabric together into long, tight plaits. Step 4: Coil the braids Decide on the shape of your rug -- oval or round -- and coil the braids accordingly. Stitch the ends of each plait together with heavy thread. Step 5: Tuck the end Tuck the end of your last plait between the folds of the coils and sew it into place. Find some bare floor and lay down a little piece of country in your own home. Did You Know? Levi Strauss, who invented denim in 1873, left $6 million to his family and various charities when he died in 1902.
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