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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Machine Embroidery on Jeans

Hi Friends,
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!

ADDED:  Please note this blog has been moved to my website.  www.embroideryit.com  Where you will find ideas and inspiration for machine embroidery.
disclaimer: I received this design for free. The opinions of the designs and Needle Little Embroidery are my own.
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  1. Wow, this is so pretty! You must have a lot of patience!
    I just started a new link party and would love if you would come on over and share your post or social media sites. http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-link-party4/


  2. How do I order your designs? Thanks

  3. Hi Casey,
    All of my designs may be found in my Etsy shop.
    Thanks a million!


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