Machine Embroidery on Jeans
Today I have another one of Michelle’s designs from Needle Little Embroidery. I had been wanting to put some bling on my jeans so this design seemed just right.
I can’t believe I posted a picture of my backside!
For this design I used silver metallic thread. Now when stitching on jeans you can stitch directly as I did, or you could remove the pocket and stitch the design on the pocket and re-sew the pocket back to the jeans. I didn’t mind not having a back pocket so I just stitched it through the pocket and jeans together.
My next question was what type of needle should I use? A heavy jeans needle, a metallic thread needle, or a heavier embroidery needle? I knew there were going to be places where the needle would have to penetrate through three layers of denim as well as the stabilizer. I decided that the heavy fabric trumps thread and stitching so I went with the jeans needle. I set my machine on the slowest embroidery speed and I used a medium to heavy weight cut-away stabilizer.
I turned my $12 pair of jeans into a $60 pair of jeans!
Be sure to stop over at Needle Little Embroidery http://www.needlelittleembroidery.com/ and this specific design is “Heart of Elegance”.
Blessings and Happy Embroidering!