to embroider on a pair of jeans
on jeans is a surprisingly easy thing to do. And even if you
aren't all that crafty, embroidering is something you can
do, as long as you are capable of threading a needle. And
surprisingly, picking up the supplies is very inexpensive,
especially considering how much embroidered jeans sell for.
on your jeans, such as on the back pockets , front pocket
edges, down the sides, or along the hem, all you need is embroidery
thread (in the number of colors you need), needle (chenille
needle is best), chalk pencil, and an idea of what kind of
pattern you want. There are a lot of patterns available online,
or you can design your own. You may also want to pick up a
thimble for pushing your needle through the denim.
First you want
to wash your jeans, and then dry them with fabric softener.
Jeans softened with fabric softener will be easier to embroiderer.
Then draw the design on with the chalk pencil. You can use
a pen to draw the design on, but you may end up seeing some
of the pen after you finished embroidering, while the chalk
will simply wash off.
Depending on how
thick you want the embroidery to be, you can select anywhere
from two to six strands of the embroidery thread. Embroidery
thread comes six strands to teach piece of embroidery floss.
Thread the needle, using between 12 and 24 inches of thread
at a time, and embroiderer over your pattern in a simple back
stitch. If tie off with multiple knots at the end.
You may want to
fuse some interfacing on the inside of the design so that
it doesn't catch when you put your hands in your pockets or
put your jeans on, and helps prevent the ends from becoming
loose. A craft or fabric store can help you select the best
interfacing for jeans.
Enjoy your new
jeans! Just don't be surprised when others want you to do
a pair for them too.