How to Embroider the Back Pocket of Your Favorite Pair of Jeanscomments (4) September 20th, 2008
I'm always on the lookout for cool embroidered back pockets. It is amazing to see what other people come up with as far as design and technique. And there's always plenty to look at—walking down the street or shopping in my favorite stores. I'm embarrassed to admit that sometimes the temptation is too great and I find myself examining back pockets in church. (Everyone is so cooperative, standing perfectly still!) Anyway, if you have a pair of jeans in your closet that have plain back pockets, let me show you how to add embroidery to give them a face-lift. And when we're done embroidering, I'll show you how easy it is to sew the pockets back on!
I love this project because you can transform the look of your jeans in just a couple of hours.
Here's what you'll need:
- A pair of jeans
- A sharp seam ripper
- Firm fusible interfacing
- Embroidery designs and thread in colors of your choice
- Heavy tear-away stabilizer
- Temporary adhesive spray
- Sewer's Aid (if you use metallic threads)
- Topstitch needle, size 14
- YLI Jean Stitch thread or your choice of heavy topstitching thread
- Wonder Tape
- A hammer and hard surface, like a sidewalk
I'm going to work with the back pockets of a pair of jeans that I have made into a denim skirt.
Use a sharp seam ripper to take out the topstitching. Most pockets have a heavy back-tack stitch at the top of the pocket. Once you carefully pick that out, the rest of the stitching comes out easily.
Fuse a piece of heavy interfacing to the wrong side of the pocket.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery