This week I was sorting through my used denim stash from past jeans upcycle projects. I have a lot of scraps.
I keep every part of the jeans, and one thing I have a lot of is jeans seams.
All I've used these for so far is for attaching keyrings, like this.
So when I saw a picture of woven seams coasters the other day, I knew I'd found something to make with my seams stash!
I used this tutorial from Simple Things Notebook. All I changed was that I cut 7 strips for both directions of the weave. (The tutorial says to cut 7 for one way and only 5 for the other).
The coasters were very simple and quick to make.
Simply cut the strips of seams.
Stitch one lot of 7 strips together down one side
Then stitch them on the other side too.
Then weave your other 7 strips through between your outer stitching lines.
Stitch around the outside of your outer strips, along the stitch lines already on the seams.
Then Trim the edges just outside of the lines you just stitched.
I'm really happy with how they turned out. I made 4 coasters out of the smaller lengths of blue jean seams that I had.
Then I tried a couple with strips of jeans hems that I had saved. They worked just as well.
And three more with seams from other coloured jeans.
I like the blue jeans ones best myself.
My youngest daughter came home and claimed the blue coloured one. (She didn't seem to mind that I wasn't very good at the colour placing with that one!)
I still have some small seam scraps, and several longer pieces of jeans seams left over. More jeans seams projects will follow!
For now though - I'm going to enjoy using my new denim coasters!
Have you ever made anything with the seams from jeans?
What do you think of these coasters? Worth saving seams for?
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