Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Gimme your old jeans!

I'm almost done with my recycled jeans kitchen mat. I have 6 pairs of jeans already into it and the last pair is in the ball next to Cezanne. I'll hide and trim the ends and then I will replace the disgusting, Walmart mat we currently have.

I cut the seams off the pants to reveal as much material as I could (4 panels). Then I cut up and down, turning around at each end. I made a long chain and used single crochet back and forth. Pretty easy. One thing that was annoying was the fact that the "yarn" would get twisted and I had to keep untwisting it as I crocheted.

I'll finish tonight and will present my results tomorrow.


the dutch purple rabbit said...

that so lovely and smart


Anonymous said...

Love the idea!! I will have to try it with old clothes around the house!

Mary said...

What a great idea!

Have fun in Syracuse! Many happy memories there.