Make a Charming Hexie Rug from Old Jeans

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Denim jeans are sturdy and durable, which is why we often have old pairs around that are no longer worn. They just never seem to totally wear out. That makes the fabric perfect for a rug, as it will stand up to being walked on and laundered frequently.

This charming hexie rug makes good use of old jeans and adds a bit of charm to any room. It’s great for in front of the sink, in the laundry room, to spruce up a doorway and more.

Denim Rug Tutorial

Go through your closet and pull out denim jeans and shirts that will never be worn. You’ll find lots of denim clothing very inexpensively at thrift stores, too. Or, start with new denim, if you prefer.

Play with color to create an interesting design and back your rug with that grippy fabric you often see on the soles of kids’ pajamas (like this or this). The entire project can be completed by machine.

The tutorial, from A Beautiful Mess, does not specify the size of the hexies or the finished rug. That’s OK, as you’ll want to make yours to fit the space. Play with the size of the hexies and the number used to create the rug size you want.

You’ll find a template with four different hexie sizes from Kiwi Quilts here. Or search Google for “hexagon templates” for other sizes.

Click here for the free “How to Sew a Denim Rug” tutorial.


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