Instructables user passionfly shows us how to make this useful floor mat from the seemingly useless part of recycled jeans: the seams.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Paula Shimmel

    I made something like this a few years ago, but it was shaggy. I cut out jean strips about 3 by 1 inches. Lay them three thick on a thin piece of canvas and sew them down the middle. Then lay another bunch and so on until you have a row. Fold over the bunches and sew another row right next to the first. The rug is very soft and catches dirt very well.
    Takes a lot of jeans.

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