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Modernize a store-bought denim jacket with charming embroidery. Check out our tutorial

by Finery Embroidery 03 Oct 2023 0 Comments
Modernize a store-bought denim jacket with charming embroidery.

MATERIALS FOR A TOUCH OF ORIGINALITY

  • A beautiful denim jacket
  • Adhesive stabilizer, your creative ally
  • Coordinated embroidery thread, for an explosion of colors
  • Chalk or removable fabric, the magical tool

DESIGN

Buddha lotus flower embroidery designChoose the "Buddha and Lotus Flower" embroidery design (see "Design") for a positive inspiration.

PREPARATION

  • Center point embroidery designStart by selecting the ideal location for the pattern. Mark
    the central point with a small dot, right in the heart of your creativity. In our example, the pattern finds its place in the middle of the back of the jacket, where it can radiate.
  • Take your adhesive stabilizer and frame it, facing up. Draw an X at the center of the hoop with a pin, a symbol of the start of a creative adventure. Gently peel off the paper to reveal the adhesive, ready to stick to your jacket.
  • Find the horizontal and vertical central points of the framed adhesive, mark them with a pin.
  • Place the denim jacket on the adhesive, align the central points, and press. Smooth everything delicately.

EMBROIDERY

  • Load the "Buddha and Lotus Flower" pattern downloaded from FineryEmbroidery.com onto your machine.
  • If your machine limits you in frame size, divide the pattern into several parts in your embroidery editing software. (Refer to your software's guide).
  • Let the magic happen by delicately embroidering on the back of the jacket.
  • Once the pattern is woven, remove the jacket and frame from the machine. Gently remove the excess stabilizer.
 

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR DENIM CREATIONS

Customizing jeans and denim jackets with embroidery is like giving a creative hug to your favorite clothes. Instantly transform the ordinary into the extraordinary with these tips.

  • Prepare your fabric: wash and dry it well to avoid any unexpected shrinkage.
  • Opt for a dense enough pattern, so that the stitching is proudly visible on the denim background.
  • Avoid overly timid linear patterns that may get lost on a colorful denim fabric.
  • Choose cutaway stabilizer, denim's best friend, to keep it flexible.
  • Make sure to equip your machine with a suitable needle, as denim presents notable resistance. Opt for a titanium 90/11 embroidery needle, which provides the precision needed for flawless embroidery on this robust textile. Consider it the ideal technical partner for a controlled execution.
  • If necessary, carefully undo the jean seams to access the embroidery areas. Then, lovingly sew them back following the original lines for a perfect harmony.
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