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« on: February 03, 2013 09:30:58 AM »

I used three pairs of old jeans to recover these kitchen chairs.  One was standard pale blue fade, one was a pair of silver jeans that I used to wear clubbing (!) and one was a dull blue with a brown-ish wash.  I cut them into strips and sewed them together into various sized stripes with my sewing machine (this was also my first sewing machine project, I've always sewn by hand before).

I'm pleased with the results, although they're a bit wavy here and there where I had to pull them tight to staple them onto the seats.  I was on a deadline as someone needed to borrow the chairs, what I might do is take them off and make them into fitted covers that can just slip over the seat pads without having to staple.  Happy with them though, they look cool in my kitchen.  The silver denim is a lot shinier in real life than in the pics!

(Disclaimer: floor needs cleaning!)

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2013 08:27:22 AM »

Wow, gorgeous.  I can't believe this is your first machine sewing, they look very professional to me.

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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2013 10:24:15 AM »

Thanks! I just took it reeeeeally slowly and carefully lol Smiley

« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013 08:50:15 AM »

This is great! I have been trying to figure out a way to use old jeans for seat cushions because washable/sturdy fabrics are so expensive, but I just couldn't think of how to make it look *nice*. I might have to try this!

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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013 05:33:43 PM »

I know what you mean, I'd love to use denim for a lot of other projects, but there's always the issue of trying to get it to look like something other than denim patchwork. The reverse of a lot of denim fabric is pretty cool too, it's often a more subtle shade of blue and has a slightly different texture sometimes so I've thought of using it backwards on my next project.

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