I mean do you die for these little strawberries?! I am obsessed and love how this DIY project turned out! See below for how to embroider an old pair of jeans to make then feel like new again.
Inspiration for the project
This pair of jeans has been sitting in my closet for awhile now without me wearing them. They are a pair of jeans from Zara from awhile ago that had a red stripe down the side and it never seemed to match my style. I loved the fit thought and wanted a way to re-purpose them so I would wear them more often. So, I took off the red stripe ribbon and added a little embroidery to make them feel like new again.
I highly encourage you to look in your own closet for the pair of jeans where you love the fit, but think they lack something else. With a little embroidery, old things can seem new again.
Inspiration for the pattern
I’ve seen a few strawberry patterns recently and wanted to put my own spin on this design. I looked up inspiration from vintage strawberry patterns from plates, fabrics, and small pottery. I took notes on what I liked and didn’t like and let that inform how I drew up the strawberries for my own design.
Find a pair of jeans you want to embroider the jean pocket of.
Print out this pattern onto a piece of paper and cut it to the shape of your jean pocket.
Trace the pattern with a sewing pencil (or white charcoal) and flip over onto your jean pocket so the white charcoal side is touching your jeans.
Use a pencil to go over the outline of the strawberries, so the white marks transfer onto your jeans.
One done going over the entire design, take off the piece of paper and trace the white lines lightly with a sharpie.
Now you are ready to embroider! Use your embroidery floss to create first the outline of the strawberries using a backstitch. Then fill in the leaves. And finally the little seeds.