Photo Tutorial - Up-cycled Denim Mug Rug


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Step 1 -You need the pocket(s) of an old pair of denim pants, felt, picker and a pair of scissors

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Step 2 – Embroider a design on the felt. We used the Tea and Coffee Monograms from www.astitchahalf.com

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Step 3 – After you embroidered the design, place the felt on top of the pocket (you unpicked/removed from the pair of denim pants). Place right side together or back to back. This will ensure a perfect mirror image. Cut the felt to match the denim pocket. We used zigzag scissors for a decorative edge, but normal scissors are fine.

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Step 4 – This is what your 2 panels looks like at this stage.

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Step 5 – Pin the embroidered felt to the pocket (back to back). Insert a ribbon. We used a piece of ribbon (5″ long and 0.6″ wide) folded in half.

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Step 6 – With a zigzag stitch on your sewing machine, stitch the 2 panels to each other. We matched the thread color to the felt.

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Step 7 – Your mug rug is complete. What a great gift to your best friend! and while you have your cup of coffee or tea drop us an email at annemarie@astitchahalf.com to share how you plan to use your old pair of denims.

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