ARLENE LORENZO EMBROIDERY ART

DIY - How to Embroider - Jeans

Arlene LorenzoComment

DIY - How to Embroider - Jeans

how to embroider
hand embroidered jeans

Hello!

I’m sharing a tutorial on how to give new life to your jeans!

I recently started to embroider on denim and I’m loving it. The flowers that I usually embroider take many hours to make; so I wanted to show you a simple design that can be achieved in less time.

You will only have to use two stitches for this project; back stitch and satin stitch. I’ll post a link at the end of this tutorial showing you how to embroider these stitches.

This is the perfect project to work on while you’re watching TV - it will take a few hours. Or if you’re like me and enjoy silence every once in a while; unplug from all electronics and stitch. Embroidery is a great form of meditation.

Materials:

You can also find most of the materials needed to make this project at your local fabric store.

I started by drawing a few shapes onto paper (flowers, music notes, rainbows) and attaching them to the jeans with washi tape. You can also use pins to secure them to the jeans, I just had washi tape right next to me.

I started by drawing a few shapes onto paper (flowers, music notes, rainbows) and attaching them to the jeans with washi tape. You can also use pins to secure them to the jeans, I just had washi tape right next to me.

Trace around the template with a pencil or pen. The marks will be covered with the embroidery floss.

Trace around the template with a pencil or pen. The marks will be covered with the embroidery floss.

Now that you have traced all the designs; it’s time to stitch!

Now that you have traced all the designs; it’s time to stitch!

Place the embroidery hoop around your design and begin stitching. I used a straight stitch for this flower. Next time; I’ll probably use 3 out of the 6 threads for a flatter look.

Place the embroidery hoop around your design and begin stitching. I used a straight stitch for this flower. Next time; I’ll probably use 3 out of the 6 threads for a flatter look.

IMG_8627.jpg
IMG_8637.jpg
For this flower, I used a back stitch. i just went around the design three times with different colors of embroidery floss. I love the end result!

For this flower, I used a back stitch. i just went around the design three times with different colors of embroidery floss. I love the end result!

IMG_8665.jpg
EMBROIDERY+STITCHES

I was trying to have fun with this project and wasn’t striving for perfection in my stitching. The result was a colorful piece of wearable art!

If you’re new to embroidery; here are the tutorials for the stitches that I used.


I hope you have fun with this project! If you need more embroidered denim inspiration; check out my Pinterest board.

-Arlene

howtoembroiderjeans