Embroidery on Jeans
Applique,  Embroidery,  Fashion,  Filaine Thread,  Machine Embroidery

Embroidery on Jeans – Applique Method

Floral Embroidery on Jeans

by Zandra Shaw

embroidery on jeans

Have you always wanted the look of designer jeans with embroidery but are unsure where to start? Or maybe you’ve tried embroidering jeans, and after taking the jeans apart you never get them sewn back up again quite right. This applique method is the answer to beautiful embroidery on jeans without the hassle of having the take the jeans apart.


Zandra Shaw of Embroider Shoppe teaches how to create freestanding appliques out of embroidery designs! This “patch” method is a great technique to apply to other ready-to-wear projects, too!

Give the jeans a vintage-inspired look by using Sulky Filaine thread. This thread is fuzzy and thick, producing a lovely boho result. Plus, with this free project comes not one but TWO free machine embroidery design files for Zandra’s Vintage Roses.

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Gather your supplies and get ready to embellish your jeans in no time! Create as many roses as you like and place them where desired onto the jeans. You will love this technique!

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I am the Director of Content for Sulky of America. The former Editor in Chief of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines, I hosted Sew it All TV on PBS for nine seasons. I've appeared on It's Sew Easy on PBS, DIY Network's Uncommon Threads, Hallmark's Marie Osmond Show, MacPhee Workshop and more! Come sew with me!