OK, so maybe, just maybe I cheated a little bit.
But can you blame me?!?!!!
I love the look of embroidered jeans, so fresh and happy, but seriously, I just don’t have the time to embroider myself. Someday maybe “slow sewing” will become a part of my life, but until then….
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I think this lady is so cool. She make some pretty items out of things that are too big. I like the jeans too.
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Brilliant! Love the idea because of all the variety of flowers you put on there! Well-done!
Thank you Monique! It’s so fun to create different designs with the embroidered flowers.
They look beautiful! Wish I had your talent!
Oh but you do, Kelli, your creative talent is in the cooking department! (Where my family wishes mine was 🙂 )
These jeans looks so good 👌👌! Loved the tutorial
Your comment brightened my day, thank you!!!
Cute! I like this idea!
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Thanks Kathy! I hope you have a chance to try it sometime. 🙂
Wow – love this! Debbie
This is a great way to add embelishment to jeans. It is still a bit time consuming but definately less so than doing all that embroidery by hand!
Thank you, Angela! I think the Heat and Bond that I used was old and had a few spots that didn’t adhere so I tacked it down. Maybe if the iron-on adhesive paper was new, you wouldn’t have to do the extra sewing.
Can you say where you ordered/bought this fabric?
Oh yes, I bought it at fabric.com. Here’s a link:
Wow, Thanks!! Those flowers are the nicest I’ve come across, and I’ve been surfing the net looking! Can you tell me how many yards you used for the one pair of jeans?
You could do it with 1 yard for sure.
When you cut out the various flowers, did you try to leave a thin sliver of background denim around them to be able to tack them to the jeans or just tack down the flowers themselves?
I did leave a sliver of denim around the flowers but I’m sure you could do it either way. My friend Linda and I were talking about how you could even leave a little more denim and possibly use your sewing machine to tack them down. I hope this helps. 🙂
Well, I don’t know if you could use your machine on the flowers going up the whole leg, they may not open up wide enough to get a single layer down. Your jeans seemed to match the denim background of the flowers very well so they looked just like they were embroidered on.
You’re right, I guess you’d have to take the inside seam out to machine sew them on. I know the Heat and Bond that I used was pretty old, I wonder if it would’ve adhered better if it had been new.
You erred on the side of caution by also sewing the flowers down, I would do the same. In the wash, parts here and there would likely start coming free. I will determine how much edge to leave by the color contrast with the jeans they’re being appliqued on to. Still fabu idea! Thank for your advice.
Sure, no problem. Fun to talk “sewing” with you. 🙂
Love this Beth! I have been looking for a pair of embroidered jeans but hate the price! This is amazing! -Mary
Love this Beth! I have been looking for a pair of embroidered jeans but hate the price! This is amazing! -Mary P aka Thrifty chic
Hi Mary!!! Fun to hear from you. How is your school year going?
My school closed due to low enrollment 😦 I was transferred to another much larger school. Things are very different but glad to have my job. I’ve been slow on the refashion scene as a result of all the changes but I am trying to regain my momentum. Happy new school year to you!
We just moved to a brand new beautiful school. I never dreamed in a million years that I would be fortunate enough to teach in a classroom as amazing as my new room. Lots of work to pack up and move but totally worth it. Can’t wait for you to get your sewing mojo back on and see what you create. 🙂
It makes me so happy to know that this was helpful to you, Mary! Thanks for your nice comment. Have a wonderful day!!
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