Salvage old jeans and repurpose them to make this awesome DIY project. Collect old denim clothing from family and friends, or scavenge at the local thrift store. You’ll need several pairs of jeans, depending on the size of the rug. If you can tie a knot, you can make an easy denim shag rug.
Pre-worn cotton denim is soft and washable, and it’s a thirsty fabric if you use the rug as a bathmat or a rainy-day door mat. I just love mine! You can’t find these for sell in the stores and that’s what makes this project so special and unique!
I decided to finally attack the pile of old raggedy jeans in my closet.
I had been planning to repurpose the jeans in some way for awhile. Most of the jeans are the ones that I wore before my weight loss, with a few pairs from my son, with holes in the knees and pockets.
At first I was thinking about a quilt, but I just have never gotten the real urge to try quilting… so, with my new fascination and love these rag rugs, I decided to make one with my pile of jeans I’ve saved.
Watch how ExpertVillage does this in their step by step tutorial so you can get started making one of these for your home!
**Be sure to watch the next two videos that follow this one for the rest of the instructions on how to make this rug.