Embroidery On Jeans | The Basic Beginner Guide for DIY Hand Embroidery on Denim

Embroidery on Jeans has recently become trendy, with this ultimate guide for DIY Hand Embroidery on Denim you will be able to join the trend too and DIY your own jeans!

I love making embroidery designs to my old jeans or thrifted ones. The best part about hand embroidery is that you can easily unpick it if you don’t like it.

For this tutorial, I am embroidering mushrooms with some grass.

The colors I will be using are:

White, Red, Green

I will be using a simple satin stitch to complete this design. I went and made the pattern as I went. You can free-hand it as I did, however, if you are not that confident, you can sketch it out first and try a practice run on an old piece of fabric.

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Hand Embroidery On Jeans

What you Need:

>Jeans ( I thrifted these jeans for $2!)

>Embroidery Hoop

>Embroidery Floss

>Needle

Step 1

Choose where you want to make your design. I chose to out the design above the back pocket. This way it will look like the mushrooms and grass are growing out of the pocket. Now put on the embroidery hoop. This task is harder than it looks as jean is thick. You will struggle but you want the fabric to be like a drum.

Step 2

We will be starting the design slightly deeper into the pocket than what we will be seeing, we don’t want floating mushrooms in case our body changes the layout.

To make the mushroom stalk, I simply make satin stitches using white embroidery floss. The base of the stalk should be the thickest and the top should be the thinnest.

Step 3

for the Hat of the mushroom, I used red embroidery floss. Make Satin stitch again. The base should be the thickest and the top the thinnest, making an almost triangle shape. If your mushroom is looking a bit wonky, that’s okay, nothing in nature is straight and perfect.

Step 4

For the white spots on the mushroom hat, I made small white lines. I threaded the white floss over the red floss making a small cross. This way the white doesn’t get lost in the red and can stand out more.

Step 5

For the grass, I went and added green lines and a variety of different lengths.

Step 6

Now I went back and completed the other mushrooms where I felt is appropriate and I added more grass too.

And that’s it.

That is all I did to make this beautiful mushroom design on the back of my jeans.

Try this design or try your own. Hand embroidery on jeans and denim is really fun and can really spice up your old jeans or clothes.

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