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blueblythe
« on: November 07, 2005 07:39:12 PM »

My craft room needed somewhere for my boyfriend to chill with a book when I was crafting so I moved an old vinyl couch in there. It didn't look too amazing so I spruced it up with a cordinating denim throw, pillow and rag rug!


I cut up 6 pairs of jeans into 7" squares and then laid them out on the floor to arrange the different colours of denim in the most interesting arrangement, i then picked out certain squares to embroider. I used straight stitch on my sewing machine to embroider large circles over it to make it look more modern. i then sewed all the squares together. I used stripes of denim for the back and an old blanket for stuffing. I tacked it in a few places with red yarn to keep the stuffing in place and to add to the design.




I made a coordinating pillow with smaller squares of denim for my cat to sleep on. I embroidered his name on it and a rocket!


Lastly I used the same red yarn as a warp and I wove a rag rug using strips of denim cut from 5 pairs of jeans. I cut the jeans from the waistband down to the leg so that I could get the longest strips of denim for weaving.
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2005 07:43:38 PM »

cute! the circles remind me of mickey mouse, lol.  I bet it's super comfy.
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2005 07:46:37 PM »

that rug is so cool!
it must have taken you ages! Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2005 07:51:07 PM »

athena404: It didn't really take that long, threading the loom took about an hour and then another to weave it. It was the cutting the denim into strips that took forever! I used up all my light coloured denim jeans because i wanted the quilt to be all dark denim. Its a good thing I never throw anything away!
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2005 08:00:51 PM »

aaaahhh!! so awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2005 10:44:07 PM »

Oh wow. That is so cool. The throw is brilliant. And so is the rug. Does Rocket like his pillow?
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2005 12:11:13 AM »

I love how you made a complete set of items. The red circles reminded me of Mickey Mouse too at first glance.
Great job!
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sara_uk
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2005 04:25:03 AM »

Aww well done they are really nice!!
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2005 04:36:12 AM »

I'm so jealous,, you have a loom.  I covet your loom.  I have loom envy.  (raises fist to sky)  WHY DON'T I HAVE A LOOM?!??!?  your stuff rocks!
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blueblythe
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2005 05:11:49 AM »

Thanks everyone!
Jehnaier: Rocket does like the pillow but he also liked the rug a little too much- he peed on it! I'm going to have to handwash it in vinegar or something. Damn cat!
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