... that didn't work out as intended
Keeping it real here at Threading My Way, and showing you a project that, whilst it may look good, is not one I'm happy with, nor one I'll use for it's intended purpose.
It wasn't till right near the end that the problem emerged, hence I took photos along the way, fully intending to write a tutorial.
Denim frays easily and it's rather strong. The combination of these two factors combined to make the rug a tripping hazard - not exactly a suitable outcome.
I tried cutting off all the frayed bits, but it will keep fraying for some time to come. I know you can't see it in the photos, but trust me, they're there and it would be so easy to get a toe or two caught in them, a child's small shoed foot, or even a slipper. Some of the frayed parts are quite long.
Apart from the fraying, everything else worked exactly as I'd imagined in my head.
Next time, I make one, and there will be a next time, I'll zig zag the edges securely. I suppose I could still do that now, but it's already backed, and I don't have the enthusiasm to undo it.
I still have two large bags full of pre-loved jeans, so it's not as if I don't have enough materials to make another.
Little Miss thought it was most suitable to throw on the floor and lie on, whilst she read a book. Maybe I'll keep it for this purpose. We'll see. I still think it could be a tripping hazard when used for anything on the floor.
I'm not sure what else I could use it for. Do you have any suggestions?