I just LOVE these embroidered jeans! I saw these at Macy's and thought they were super cute, but pretty expensive! As always, I thought I bet we could make that! But.... I also knew I didn't have the tools to do it, but I knew someone that did! My mother-in-law has the "mother" of all sewing machines, the Baby Lock Destiny II. She makes some beautiful things with it. I knew she was coming down soon for a visit and I was able to sweet talk her into bringing her sewing machine with her! I had no idea it would take 3 suitcase size travel cases to get it, and all of it's attachments here! THANKS Kathy!!!
While this machine takes a little training, I was able to fumble my way through the design process. It comes preloaded with a ton of free images. Since this was my first attempt at embroidering some jeans, I chose a relatively simple design. It was still 12,000+ stitches. The larger the design, number of stitches and thread colors, the longer it takes to make. This design only took about 20 minutes. Its pretty amazing, it will tell you how many stitches per color and how long it will take to stitch each color. Here, you can see the jeans won't easily fit into a standard hoop so we used adhesive backing in the hoop and adhered the jeans to the backing which kept them in place while sewing.
Once the stitching was complete, we switched the sewing decks and converted the machine back into a regular sewing machine. We removed the excess paper backing and simply sewed the pant leg back together.
I hope I have the opportunity to make another pair! I think these turned out great! Here's the completed project and me all dressed up in my fancy new jeans!
Kim & Garrett
We love to make It Ourselves.