I saw some pictures of Rag Rugs (try to say that five times fast) on Pinterest and I was intrigued. I thought it would be really fun to have a colorful rag rug of my own. Then I found this blog with a tutoral about how to cut the fabric and that really got me thinking. So I decided I wanted to use old jeans to make my own rug. I figured that the fabric would be sturdy and the colors would basically match. So I started collecting old jeans from friends, etc. and got started.
Cutting/Ripping the fabric takes a little bit of time, but it isn’t hard. I suggest doing it outside, especially if you have a heavy fabric like jeans.
Next get a big metal crochet needle and get started. Really use a metal needle my plastic needle broke pretty quickly.
Did I mention you need a lot of Jeans. This picture shows about 2 pairs of jeans. You can use kids jeans too, but they won’t get you very far.
Since she does such a good job of explaining how to cut the fabric and a simple pattern to get started, I won’t repeat.
And here is the almost finished project.
It is not as big as I want it to be, and I still have some jeans to add to it. It has really become a prayer rug. When I see it I think and pray for the people who gave me their old jeans and are now serving the Lord all around the world! Thank you friends!