Friday, November 4, 2011

Old Jeans Get a New Life

Old jeans are one of my favorite clothing items to re-purpose.  The material is tough, lays out flat without needing to iron and has supplies lots of odd bits to use like labels, zippers, etc.

In an attempt to get myself back on the treadmill and into shape, the "exercise/guest/storage" room in my house is getting a make over to make it more inviting and comfortable.  In what I will now refer to as the Girl Cave, because why can't we have a one too, is a daybed used as a couch.  For the longest time, all that has covered the futon mattress has been fitted sheets. 

Last night that changed, I pulled out all the old jeans I had stored in the craft room and started cutting out 16" x 16" squares.  I was able to come up with 20 of these squares.  After deciding on the layout to the sewing machine I went.  Just a simple quilt.

A perfect fit!

One more row may be added, so the cover can tuck under the bottom part of the cushion.  Plus a back still needs to be added (or not).