Give an al fresco meal the stylish setting it deserves. Turn a picnic into an occasion with our upcycled jeans runner project. Ditch the saccharine sweeness of picnic pastels, and add a contemporary edge to your outdoor table instead. Just rummage for old jeans and begin. Make the denim runner to whatever size your table dictates.
Old pair of jeans Fabric scissors Sewing machine Thread
1. Cut the legs off a pair of jeans (as far up towards the crotch as possible) using fabric scissors.
2. Cut down the inside-leg seam to open each leg out and then iron them.
3. Now hem each edge using your sewing machine.
4. Hem the cut edge at the end of one of the jean pieces, then hand-sew or machine-sew it on top of the other piece.
Project by interiors journalist, Heather Young, who blogs about her enviably stylish and crafty life at Growing Spaces.