Thursday, August 23, 2012

diy. embroidered jeans.


For the DIY::
1 pair of black skinny jeans (any will do) &
16 native american eagle patches (found on ebay)

Southwestern Totem Bird Embroidered Iron On Patch
available here for $2.27 per patch
total cost for patches $36.32

Pin down all of your patches & make sure everything is spaced out appropriately.  
I chose to sew mine horizontally (bottom to bottom) in four sets down each leg.  
But by all means, use your creative vision and do what you like.    

Next, use your iron and a pressing cloth to temporarily secure your patches.
Even though they are iron on, they aren't magic.  You're going to have to sew.

After everything is in place, tack stitch everything down. Especially the wings. 
Those will be the most inclined to curl up.  This process is pretty easy, but it's not quick.
Each patch took me 15 - 20 minutes.  I won't do the math for you, because it will definitely discourage you.  It's great TV work.  

PS. use a thimble.


  1. Brilliant! What a clever, affordable adaptation of runway look. Bravo.

  2. It's really inspiring. The DIY embroidered jeans you inserted on this cleanly white page, look so so beautiful and gorgeous. I like Isabel Marant personally. I have to admit those eagles patches are very much colorful and sparkling. I like Custom Iron On Patches. And finally It's totally an tempting journey surely.