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« on: August 04, 2008 03:55:46 PM »

my friends are getting married on friday. woo etc! i made them a blanket/throw out of some old jeans. some of them were given to me by them and some are mine. i backed it with bonded interlining. they are never gonna be cold ever again! i hope they like it... it's taken me about 4 evenings and the backing was a huge pain in the backside!


oh yeah i took the photo on my mum's bed which is queen size!! (greedy lol) so it'll fit on their bed much better
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2008 04:08:50 PM »

Fabulous!! I totally love it!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2008 05:09:38 PM »

so simple yet it speaks volumes!
i looooooove it!
how was cutting out and sewing all that denim? hard on the machine?
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2008 07:14:37 PM »

Jeanious! and so pretty.
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2008 08:05:37 PM »

that's awesome..it really doesn't look like denim! you did a fantastic job, and no they should never be cold again! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2008 12:14:48 AM »

Wow!!! Lovely blanket.  I love the different shades of blue.  What a wonderful gift.
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2008 01:56:13 AM »

I love how you didn't match up the different shades of denim into a pattern. In my opinion it has a tendency to look so plain if its too tiled/matchy matchy. Instead, it looks like a extreme zoomed in pixel close up of a blue portion of a photograph. It's much more beautiful this way and I'm sure they will love it. Wonderful work!
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2008 11:13:47 AM »

How many pairs of jeans did it take you to make this blanket? And what size bed did it cover?
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2008 05:03:33 PM »

thanks for the lovely comments! Smiley
it tooks 8 pairs of jeans.
my machine is actually a cheap and cheerful sort of thing. not that great but it coped well with just the denim. to put the backing on i used my mum's industrial one. i'm sure mine wouldn't have stood up to that. in places it was 2 layers of denim and 3 of backing. i'm pretty sure mine would have just melted into a plasticy mess from the stress of it all!
oh yeah and it'll be a normal double bed that it goes on.
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