Friday, January 22, 2010

Blue Jeans

Blue jeans are wonderful things. I am usually wearing them, wouldn't be without them.
Since I began weaving rugs however, they have come to mean so much more!

I recently bought 75lbs of old blue jeans from a woman in my area. I was going to pay her $1 lbs. We decided however to make it $50 plus a blue jean rug.
So this week finally, I have been processing some of the blue jeans for her rug. Hilary over at Crazyasaloom has a great tutorial about that so I won't go into it in detail. ( You really should go see her blog, she is a great inspiration for us Tuesday weavers)

I have cut up the blue jeans and then cut the legs into strips. I will then sew the strips together, load them on a shuttle and start weaving.

I have wondered if I could sew the rectangles of the pant legs together first, and then cut a continuos strip. I have got to try that!

After I have cut the big strips, I end up with a couple of smaller strips that I will use in placemats.

Tonight Lou Ann and I will go to the Lenoir City Jamboree. We missed it last time because of the weather. This is the first time for us, so we are going to check it out!

Then it will be back to blue jeans for me! Yep, the tub is full too!

I keep seeing all those saggy baggy jeans some of the kids are still wearing, and I can't wait for them to go out of style and into my rugs!

Happy Weaving, Tina


LA said... could cut a couple of strips out of those "baggy, saggy" jeans, and maybe they would fit better!!! Now, that's an idea! I can't wait for the cutter to will make that job so much easier.

Bonnie said...

Cut, cut, sew, wind and weave. A good process to getting to the end product of a "rug". Isn't it fun to see it develope in front of your eyes. Have fun tonight and let us know how it goes.

Anonymous said...

Since those jeans are almost off of their body anyway.........isn't that tempting! I wonder if they'd notice if they got pulled off their bodies. They'd walk better!!!
You sure have your work cut out for you. I am looking forward to seeing how that cutter works that you ordered!
Have fun tonight and looking forward to a report!

Maggie said...

I'm cutting strips, too! Hot pink, purple and pink-and-white pattern, to make one of those "corduroy" rugs from Weaver's Craft. Remember the issue with the colorful rug on the cover? I'm taking a break from winding the warp right now.

I love the idea of trimming up the gangstah jeans!

Anonymous said...

"Pants on the ground" will have a new meaning when they've been converted into a rug. LOL