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All you need is a needle, thread, some fabric, and these step by step instructions to start sewing.
You Will Need
- Several pairs of old blue jeans
- A seam ripper
- A measuring tape
- Scissors or a strip cutter
- A sewing machine
- A sewing needle and heavy thread
- Heavy cotton or nylon thread
- A thrift store (optional)
Cut the legs off of your jeans and open up the seams on each side of the pant leg with a seam ripper. Measure and cut the fabric lengthwise into long, one-inch-wide strips with scissors or a strip cutter.
Sew the strips
Sew three strips together, end to end, using a sewing machine. If you sew by hand, use a simple whip stitch.
Braid your strips of fabric together into long, tight plaits.
Coil the braids
Decide on the shape of your rug -- oval or round -- and coil the braids accordingly. Stitch the ends of each plait together with heavy thread.
Tuck the end
Tuck the end of your last plait between the folds of the coils and sew it into place. Find some bare floor and lay down a little piece of country in your own home.