Denim Jean Pattern...(cont)

Update:  The pattern is complete!
You can purchase a copy at my Etsy Shop: order to stay focused on getting this pattern done, I've been getting up early before work to practice. 

I'm trying to get this down to a science.  It's not easy to translate what I know how to do in my head into written, easy-to-understand directions!  :)

Continuing from the other day...I've figured out how to maximize the number of circles I can get from a pant leg.  In this case, I was able to get 16 circles from one pair of jeans- NOT BAD!

It's taken me a while (and a LOT of practice) to get my measurements down to a science.  Since I'm making this up as I go, I've had to play with the exact measurements for sewing between circles.  I needed a size that would fit a charm square and still show off the fabric in the middle. 

I've made and remade these circles SO many times in order to finally get all of the measurements just right!  I am very pleased with how it's worked out! 

Sewing the denim circles end to end is actually quite easy now that I have a method for measuring consistently.  I never thought about it before but it's not easy to know how to measure from the end of a rounded edge!! ;)

I was honestly able to whip these out pretty quick!  It was fun and when I was done I was able to better envision what it would look like when finished!!

Although the pattern is for a quilt, I am making a table runner right now in order to practice the steps more than once. 

More pics to come with the charm squares inside! 

See ya and thanks for sharing the process with me!!



  1. Hi, I just came across your blog and I love your denim patchwork. Is the pattern available here ? I cannot find it... Could you please lead me to the instructions please ? Thank you in advance :) I have been looking for a way to combine old jeans and different fabrics I saved from my kids clothes and this would be the perfect project.

  2. Oh Catcoco...I have been SO remiss! No, the pattern is not done, however, I recently quit my job to focus on my quilting full time and you have just given me the Impetus to get off my rear end and finish it!!! As soon as it's done, I will let you know! (However, I can't seem to find an email for you in your profile?)
    Heather :)

  3. Thank you for your response Heather - I do not know why my email address is not showing up. Here it is : - I will look forward to the moment the pattern is available... In the meantime, would it be possible to know the size and amount of jean circles necessary. I would like to start cutting soon in the hopes of having this whole thing done by Christmas...

  4. Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial for this project! I'm not much of a quilter, but this has me really excited. I've just started a denim circle quilt for my daughters first birthday. You've inspired me! So pleased you're working on making a pattern for it. It's a gorgeous project. (oh, and I saw that comment from someone saying there's another site out there with a tutorial for it ... yours is nicer and much more detailed, so keep on trucking!).

  5. Q: What are the dimensions of your circles so that you got 16 out of each pair of jeans? Also what was the dimensions of your squares?

  6. Hi Heather, loved the clear way you show the steps. Very detailed. Thank you.


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