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This week was all about the embroidery on my pants! I have been having so much fun making these pants this month for Pants Month, that I think I’m going to have to make some others as I love this pattern so much. Read on to see my next steps in sewing these embroidered jeans…


Last week I started sewing up these pants, but the digital pattern wasn’t released yet and just debuted in our Monday pattern collection Fall-Haves so now you can download the pattern to sew along!

Step 1

The first thing to tackle this week was to do all of the topstitching. I like to sew as much as I can before I switch to topstitching thread, so I topstitched on either side of the center front seam, center back, and side seam (the one without the zipper).

Step 2

When I topstitch I always increase the stitch length and tighten the top thread tension a little bit to help with the thicker thread.

Step 3

View from the topstitched side seam, I sewed right over the side of the pocket which also helps it lay in place.

Step 4

Now it was embroidery time! I hooped the topstitched and sewn side seam and made the seam slightly towards the back so the embroidery would wrap and show more on the front leg.

Step 5

I also hooped my denim with some fusible interfacing to stabilize the embroidery and made sure that the fusible side was facing towards the fabric.

Step 5

I picked the thread colors I wanted, programmed my machine and let it sew itself!

Step 7

Close up of my first motif.

Step 8

For the embroidery design I repeated the same motif three times in various sizes and rotations.

Step 9

After the embroidery was complete I had to clip all of the threads.

Step 10

Perfect! I love how these turned out and how my jeans are going to end up having a retro style to them from the color of the denim to the colors of the threads and flower designs.

Step 11

After I un-hooped my pant leg I had to cut away the backing, so I cut a circle around each one and pressed to smooth out the puckers that can form and to fuse the interfacing to the back of the denim.

STep 12

Now it was waistband time. I can sometimes get confused with waistband pieces when there is a side seam closure so I made sure to label each one.

Step 13

I pinned and sewed the one side seam of the waistband pieces, so I was attaching the front to the back. For each set sew the opposite side seam because they need to then be sewn together.

Step 14

I placed the sewn waistband pieces, right sides together and pinned along the top edge. I sewed together along my seamline, then clipped and graded the seam allowance and flipped so now the wrong sides were together.

Step 15

At each un sewn side of the waistband I serged the edge and wrapped the serger tail into the seam to prevent unraveling since the pant side seam edges were already serged.

Step 16

Now it was time to sew the waistband to the top of the pants! I matched up the sewn side seams and edges.

Step 17

Then I sewed along my seam line, serged all the allowances together and pressed upwards in preparation of topstitching.

That concludes part 2 of sewing my embroidered jeans using our Pleat Trousers sewing pattern for Pants Month. Next week I’ll complete the waistband, install the zipper, and sew in the hem frayed bands. Sew-along with the pattern and also check out last week’s post.

Happy Sewing!



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    Oct 16, 2017, 10.15 AMby DonnaCF

    Cutaway backing is recommended for knits. Tearaway or tearaway-washaway is cheaper and works great for denims.

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    Oct 12, 2017, 12.05 PMby Cristty47

    I would love to have an embroidery machine so much right now… I’m seeing your embroidered pants in my mind and they are soooo beautiful and unique!!!! OMG!!!!!! I want that machine!!!!!

    I will make my jacket again but this time in white… and I am dangerously getting inspired :D

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    • Meg_healy_burdastyle_90_90_large

      Oct 12, 2017, 04.43 PMby MegH

      Yes you need to make another jacket :D!

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    Oct 12, 2017, 09.03 AMby sewing fanatic

    love this! i need to make something denim and embroider it some time. oh but id like a embroidery machine, defo loz! :]

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    • Meg_healy_burdastyle_90_90_large

      Oct 12, 2017, 04.43 PMby MegH

      Yes, totally!

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    Oct 12, 2017, 12.17 AMby Evmorales

    You are killing me woman! haha I can’t even start my jacket. My machine is in the sewing machines doctor.

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    • Meg_healy_burdastyle_90_90_large

      Oct 12, 2017, 04.43 PMby MegH

      Haha :( Hope your machine gets better soon!

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