I’ve always been a girl of details, always using a little bling to make my outfit stand out or a big statement piece that makes everyone go wild (or at least wonder) about where I got it.
I’ve had this jean jacket for about two years, and I’m never to enthusiastic about it, I bought it in a charity shop for £4. But how can I make it GREAT? Well wandering down my instagram, I found a lot of demin patches and embroidery masterpieces. Click here to see the post about my inspiration.
So I decided to start this DIY PROJECT making my own CUSTOM JEAN JACKET. Now I am not a pro at any of these things so bear with me, we can be amateurs together <3. With this tutorial you will learn how to embroider your name or brand on a simple jean jacket.
- Jean Jacket (Already had) £4
- Embroidery thread (3 sets) £1.20
- Needles (10 pack) £1.00
- Print out of the word you want
- Beads, Patches (optional)
- A lot of effing patience
Cut out your letters to create a stencil, TIP: USE A FONT WITH FEW CURVES TO MAKE IT EASIER (If it has a lot of curves it will look a bit messy)
Layer your stencils on top of your demin jacket, now I used glue to hold them on , but use tape, I was just lazy.
With a pencil or pen lightly trace your words, and then remove the stencil. You will end up with something like this.
Start embroidering. From one end of your mark to another horizontally changing angles as you go, this took me about 7 hours because I used a long word and there are so many curves guys it was getting messed up.
Finish with iron on patches or with some beads to give them an extra touch.