DIY // Embroidered Jeans

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.

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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:

  • jeans
  • applique of your choice
  • iron-on adhesive sheets
  • scissors
  • an iron
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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.

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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!

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I love them sooooo much! Stick around for an outfit featuring these very soon! If you make these, tag me on Instagram so I can see how they turned out!signoff

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  • Devinne Stevens

    Your jeans look so cool! I’m looking forward to seeing how you style them!

    • Thanks Devinne! I’m so excited to wear them