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Stitching on Jeans

By Jaci Speed

I do a lot of embroidery down the side seam of jeans. Sometimes it is difficult to get the material tight at the very bottom edge. So I temporarily sew 3-4 inches of scrap material (same weight as the jeans material) to the bottom edge of the jeans. This provides the needed tightness in my hoop and makes it easy to do the embroidery.

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14 Responses to Stitching on Jeans

  1. Connie Jordan says:

    Do you have any pictures or tips on the designs to choose for this? I am not as creative as I would like to be-I need to see someone elses idea, then I can addapt to make my own.

  2. Connie Jordan says:

    Do you have any pics of the jeans you have done? I would like to emb some scroll and flowery things down a pant leg of my jeans but I just am not very creative at putting designs together to do this. Any tips or advice on picking the designs?

  3. Bette says:

    I don’t hoop any fabrics like Jeans ..I use a sticky stabilizer..then you don’t have to worry about the botton…Bette from Fla.

  4. Kathy K says:

    That is a great idea. I’m going to try that. Thanks

  5. Jeanette says:

    Very clever. Why didn’t I think of that?

  6. MAD14kt says:

    I L*VE denim, thanks for sharing ;D

  7. Helen Kleinman says:

    What a super idea,I have two pairs of jeans I have been wanting to do and so I will give this idea a try.

  8. judy says:

    That is a good idea. When you do jeans down the side do you open one side so you can hoop it? If not how do you embroidery the jeans?

  9. Teresa says:

    How do you get the jean legs in the hoop?

  10. Azella says:

    When I work on jeans, I open the leg seam. Then sew it up when I finish. Besure to use needles for jeans.

  11. Azella says:

    I also use sticky backing, so you don’t have to hoop the denim. Have fun. Azella

  12. Jaci Speed says:

    When I do my Jeans, I open the iner leg seam. It depends how far up the side I want to go with my design. I usually take my designs like a rose vine and double it lengthwise to fill my largest hoop. Also I turn the second copy facing the other way. Sometimes I get two repeats, and sometime it is three. Also do a single design on a pocket to match. Will take a picture soon and send it to the “projects” soon.

  13. Ann Salem says:

    I do a lot of FSL then attach it to my jeans then that way you can easely remove it and change your designs around on your jeans, skirts or slacks.

  14. Peter says:

    I liked it. So much useful material. I read with great interest.

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