Embroidered with love

Embroidered denim jacket loveLiterally that is…Back when I made and embroidered a denim jacket for her elder sister it was obvious that my youngest would love one of her own (without having to wait the 5 yrs for the hand-me-down that is).

Embroidered denim jacket loveFortuitously I happened to find a second-hand jacket in a slightly too large size at a fleamarket for a euro or two and thought it would make a great holiday project (we went camping and sewing machines were not compatible!).

Armed with a selection of cotton embroidery threads and a needle I kept losing, I set to work, starting with the back panel. I market out the position and shape of the letters with a chalk pencils and freehand embroidered the flowers and leaves around them. I had seen this design in a few different formats as hoop embroidery but wanted to leave the letters a little more broken up – it’s not unfinished- or perhaps it’s deliberately unfinished!Embroidered denim jacket trojan recordsFor the other designs, most of which my daughter requested as I went along, I sketched out an outline with chalk pencil to keep my stitches neat(ish), but didn’t worry about a few wobbles.rainbow and rocket embroidered denim jacketA rocket and a chainstitch rainbow on one sleeve.star embroidered denim jacketA shooting star on the front.heart embroidered on sleeveAnd while the sleeves are still turned up a little heart is visible. By next year, the jacket should still fit but the heart won’t be visible – just a secret detail.

On the other sleeve a skull and crossbones, plus an ice cream cone and Trojan Records logo on the side of the body.

Embroidered denim jacket love


9 thoughts on “Embroidered with love

  1. Oh my word!
    This is just darling~ I love the work you put into each patch. And, that back- I’m sure that took some serious time and patience. I hope she loves her little designer piece- I do. In fact, I might just get to embroidering my own. Again, absolutely stunning work~

    ~Aja | artbyaja.com

      1. 😨 LOST?! Oh no- I remember those days! Well, I’m glad we can all get a chance to see it and enjoy it first. 😊

        ~Aja | artbyaja.com

    1. As I’m no expert at embroidery mine is pretty messy on the inside too! I made a bit of an effort to make sure there were no big stitches or tangles though so it doesn’t get spoilt or uncomfortable while wearing. I’ll try and take a photo and upload that too when I get a chance so you can see.

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