Make an awsome Water-Resistant Picnic Blanket from all those old jeans you love

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If you have a family that goes through a lot of jeans, this do it yourself craft is a great way to recycle them into a new project to do. Next time instead of tossing out your old jeans, save them, and once you have enough you can make them into this great DIY idea that can be used for something new. are anything like me, your family goes through lots of jeans. This upcycle DIY idea is easy to do and takes only about four hours, cost around $5 and is easy enough for anyone to do.

This project to do works so well because denim is such a sturdy fabric, making it perfect for use in a picnic blanket that can stand up to repeated use by the kids. For this do it yourself craft a shower curtain liner was used as the back for the quilt so it can withstand getting a little wet when putting down on the grass or sand. Using the shower liner makes this do it yourself craft an awesome picnic blanket. For this project to do the picnic blanket is 5.5 feet by 5.5 feet, and it's a nice size. You might make something a little larger or smaller depending on your needs. You will need about 8 to 12 pairs of adult-sized jeans to make this do it yourself craft. For th is do it yourself craft you will need to cut 121 squares of denim that are 6.5 square inches each. Once you have all of the blocks cut for your do it yourself craft you can start sewing. For this quilt project to do you will need to sew up 11 rows of 11 squares. For this DIY idea, a 1/4 inch seam allowance was used. After you have 11 rows of the quilt, you will need to sew the 11 rows together. To add the shower curtain for the back of this do it yourself craft back, you will need to lay out your beach quilt on the floor with the top of the quilt facing up. Make sure that you have ironed all the seams nice and flat.

Jeans have a long history. Jeans are pants that are made of denim or from dungaree cloth. Jeans were invented by Jacob Davis, and Levi Strauss in 1873 and the popular pants are still worn today. Jeans are named after the city in Italy of Genoa. Genoa is a place where cotton corduroy, called either jeane or jean, was manufactured. In 1851 Levi Strauss came from Germany to New York to join his older brother who owned a dry goods store. In 1853 Straus heard about the Gold Rush in the West, so he moved to San Francisco to establish the Western Branch of the family dry goods business. There Straus sold, among other things, cotton cloth. One of Straus' customers was Jacob W. Davis, who was a tailor from Reno, Nevada. Davis made functional products such as tents, wagon covers and horse blankets. One day, one of Davis' customer ordered a pair of sturdy pants that could withstand his hard work. Davis made the pants from denim that he had bought from Levi Strauss & Co and made the pants stronger by placing copper rivets at the places where pants rip the most the pockets and flies. When Davis wanted to patent the pants, he wrote to Levi Strauss, and they became business partners. They opened a larger factory, and that is how jeans were born.

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