Hey all! Today’s post is one I’m really excited about. Since the fall, I’ve been very into the embroidery trend—it’s so my style. I love anything floral, embellished, or feminine, so clearly I loved embroidery! I bought myself an embroidery bomber jacket but it was the jeans I really wanted.
Unfortunately, as has happened so many times before, the styles I liked were out of my price range. I TRY to be frugal, even if I fail sometimes, so my only recourse was to make them myself. So I did! And it was a lot easier than I expected. Here’s how I did it.
What you’ll need:
- applique of your choice
- iron-on adhesive sheets
- an iron
1. Find an applique you love
I chose floral because I cannot resist a floral pattern. I found mine on Amazon, and I bought two that mirror each other. Then I tried on the jeans and figured out how I wanted the appliques to lay. I liked them asymmetrical. After I took off the jeans I marked where I wanted them.
2. Stick the applique onto one side of the iron-on adhesive sheets
The iron-on adhesive sheets I bought had two sides covering the actual adhesive. I removed the paper on one side and stuck the appliques on. Then came the longest part: cutting the adhesive paper carefully around each corner of the ornate applique! This took a lot of patience, but it was worth it.
3. Iron the applique
Now comes the fun part! After the patterns were cut out, I removed the back paper of the adhesive and placed them on the jeans where I marked. Then I ironed the applique on, taking care to hold the iron over the jeans for 20 seconds in each place. I tested if it stuck by picking at it a little bit, and was very satisfied with the result!