This is my fourth project while sewing along the two weeks of upcycling. Although I have not much to say about this project and also only have three pictures, I am very happy with it. When I sewed along for the denim challenge in Project Run and play I mentioned that I had recently cut all my old jeans into 15 by 30 cm rectangles because I was planning an upcycle project. Well, a few months later I finally actually started sewing and surprisingly managed to sew all the pieces together in one evening.
On Pinterest (where else) I saw this beautiful bed throw. Unfortunately a bed throw was not something we would use (at
least my husband did not get exited about such a thing on our bed).
Although a throw would not work in our house, I was sure that there had
to be a project in which I could use this jeans patchwork. Then I
realized that this would be perfect for a fatboy cover. We have grey
fatboy, which I asked for my 22nd birthday, and which was until now
covered with single duvet covers (much cheaper than the official covers
and Ikea has a wide variety).
Over the previous months I
decided to cut the rectangles again into squares and I sewed the pieces
together with my serger. I was a bit afraid that my serger would not be
able to handle four layers of stretch denim (when I just bought my
serger I broke a needle trying to sew the sides of a jeans) but my
fears were unnecessary (those earlier mentioned jeans side seams were
probably six to eight layers thick). I had such a huge pile of pieces
that I assumed that I could easily sew a front and back to the cover,
but it turned out that I was over-optimistic. I had plenty of pieces for
one side, but two was not possible. I therefore simply used one of the
duvet covers as the other side of our new fatboy cover. We all love the result, my husband as well, he might get regrets about his earlier veto.
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