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Upcycled Denim Jean Fringed Coasters

Looking for how to repurpose old jeans? These DIY denim coasters are a great project.

Upcycled Denim Jean Fringed Coasters

Don't toss out your old jeans! Turn them into adorable denim coasters instead with our video tutorial on Upcycled Denim Jean Fringed Coasters.

These DIY coasters are a fun project for beginner sewists and feature a trendy fringe edge and inner cotton batting to absorb moisture.

Made using the legs of old jeans, this denim sewing project is a quick housewarming gift that you can whip up quickly and comes with a detailed video tutorial and written instructions that explain how to create your coasters.

If you've been needing to clean out your closet, why not create a charming upcycled sewing project at the same time?

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Upcycled Denim Coasters Video Tutorial

Click the play button to watch the video right below and then check out the written instructions (with images) below to master this DIY coaster project.

Materials Needed

  1. Old denim (such as jeans or a jacket): 2 5" x 5" squares for each coaster
  2. Cotton batting: 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" square for each coaster
  3. Erasable fabric marker
  4. Ruler
  5. Sewing machine
  6. Matching or contrasting thread (it will be visible)
  7. Scissors
  8. Other standard sewing notions
Skill Level: Beginner
Project Type: Make a Project
Time to Complete: Under an hour
Sewn By: Machine

How to Make Coasters from Denim

This tutorial explains how to make one coaster. To make more, simply cut what is needed from the upcycled denim and cotton based on what's explained in the materials list or the instructions below.

Upcycled Denim Coaster Instructions:

  1. Cut two 5" x 5" squares from the upcycled denim. This tutorial uses a leg of jeans for the squares.

    Note: You can choose your own preferred measurement for the squares. It can be smaller or larger than 5".
  2. Cut a 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" square from the cotton batting.

  1. Make a "sandwich" with the two denim squares and cotton batting square. Choose which sides of the denim you want on the outside of the coaster and stack accordingly.

  1. Use your ruler and fabric marker and mark a 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" square centered on one of the outside jean squares.

    Note: You can do this step before sandwiching the pieces together for a more stable surface. You can also pin after marking and sandwiching to secure before sewing.

  1. With your sewing machine, stitch along the marker lines you made on the coaster square sandwich.

    Note: Remove any pins before sewing.

  1. Add topstitching (do not clip your threads before doing this). This is optional but adds a pretty decorative touch. This tutorial uses a design inspired by old jeans, which is a diagonal "X" from one stitched corner to the other.

    Topstitch one side and then clip your threads. Then do the other side and clip your threads.

  1. To make a fringed edge (which is optional but gives it another decorative look), pull the horizontal denim threads out so that only the fringe is left. This does take time and can be messy but it's easy to do.

  1. Repeat the process for multiple coasters. Pour yourself a drink and enjoy!

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Want something different for a fast gift for a housewarming or even for someone in the office or yourself then check out this video and tutorial on how to make these super cute upcycled denim fringed coasters made with old jeans. This is a great beginner sewing project too. You will not believe how easy and fast these are to make.These will make some great Father's Day gift too or how about that beach house.


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