Embroidery is Not Just for Hemlines

I was browsing in a department store this weekend and like normal, I was drawn to anything embroidered. Much to my delight, I saw so many embroidered t-shirts, sweaters and jeans. In the past, embroidery always seem to land at the hem. I’m sure you’ve had your fill of floral hemline borders!  Well, finally, the stitches have jumped out of the border.  I grabbed a couple of photos to share with you so you could see what I mean.

Some were embellished along the outside seam.

One just below the front pocket.

The brown denim was adorned above and below the knee.

While the mannequin sported a beautiful embroidered floral spray at the knee.  So wearable, wouldn’t that be flattering?

 

But I think my favorite technique was this one:

I love that embroidered patch. I know I can get a similar look with design Flo_0019Flower_D from Inspirations Vintage Embroidery software. 

It would be so easy to do. Start with a piece of denim scrap about 5” square.  Then, embroider the design on the square.  Next, trim the patch down so that the flower flows right to the edge.  Turn the edges, topstitch and apply to the jeans.  What a fast update to wardrobe staple!   Oh the possibilities are endless once you move away from the hemline!

 

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5 Comments on Embroidery is Not Just for Hemlines

  1. Gail Beam
    August 13, 2017 at 1:38 am (1 week ago)

    Love all of the embroidery clothing out this year, especially, anything jean. The patch idea is a fun edition to what one could do. Maybe some ITH embroidered pockets or patches to add to items will be showing up in some designer sets for all of us to use.

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  2. Sandy Stein
    August 13, 2017 at 11:19 am (1 week ago)

    Hand embroidered down the leg of jeans 30 years ago when it was popular then. Things come back!

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  3. Elizabeth
    August 13, 2017 at 4:34 pm (1 week ago)

    Now we need some hints on how to get into those upper areas of the jeans when we don’t have a multineedle.

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  4. Courtney
    August 13, 2017 at 11:03 pm (1 week ago)

    I’m so glad it’s back! It will look nice on little girls jeans.

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  5. Mike Kutler
    August 22, 2017 at 7:58 am (13 hours ago)

    Thank you very much for such a great writing. Keep post some articles about Digitizing for Embroidery.
    Anyway, keep up the great work!

    Reply

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