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What better time to start an embroidered project than in embroidery month! As I blogged about earlier in the month, February is National Embroidery Month and today we are spotlighting the embroidered denim trend and how you can do it yourself. Squeeze in one more project for the month and make it an embroidered one…

Embroidered denim jacket have really been on the fashion scene for a while now, and by the looks of it they are not going away any time soon.

Denim Embroidered Jacket Back

Here one is seen during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on the street. I love the mix of embroidered letters and motifs with the oversized silhouette.

Denim Embroidered Jacket Runway

This darker denim style was seen walking down the runway in the recent Samuel Cirnansck Winter 2018 show. For early spring while the weather is still warming up, I love pairing a denim jacket over a long springy dress!

Meg Embroidered Jacket projects

These two embroidered jackets I made for our Denim Jacket Sew-Along where I show you step-by-step how to construct an embroidered denim jacket yourself. Whether you like dark denim or lighter denim, you can customize your jacket to suit your style and how you plan to wear it.

My darker denim jacket is made in a smaller side and I went with a more floral embroidery theme – whereas the lighter jacket I used the largest pattern size and lengthen it so it wasn’t as cropped. Then I incorporated flower embroideries with little insects to embrace the “bug” trend I have seen on the runways in the form of prints and appliqués. Both of these jackets were made using the same pattern and construction techniques in this sew-along.

Male Denim Embroidered Jacket

We even this trend cross over to men’s fashion – this one here was seen at the Topman show. Perhaps you sewed one up for yourself already, now it’s time to make one for your man using this pattern!

Embroidered Denim Jeans Street Style

What I need more of in my wardrobe is embroidered jeans! Since developing the denim jacket sew-along resulted in so many jackets for myself, I now need to balance them out with pants. These ones here were seen on the streets of Paris Fashion Week.

Meg Embroidered Denim Jeans

For one of my Mash Ups, I sewed up a pair of embroidered denim pants using our Pleat Trousers pattern. I do love them, but want to make a more fitted style with bigger embroidery and perhaps a little distressing. I might have to go back and take my own Jeans Demystified: Pant Fitting and Construction the Easy Way course, haha.

New to working with denim? Click below to see our working with denim guide!

Quick Tip Guide to Working with Denim Fabrics


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    Feb 26, 2018, 01.37 PMby hello Itsme

    This trend is absolutely cool! Love it and i need to try this one defo!! <3

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    Feb 25, 2018, 12.26 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fabulous Meg! ♥

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    Feb 24, 2018, 07.15 AMby AlizaKhan

    really beautiful embroidery..

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    Feb 23, 2018, 08.21 AMby Thefram4

    Meg, do you use a machine for your embroidery? I do covet one of the all singing/dancing computerised brother machines for embroidery but fear I wouldn’t use it often

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      Feb 23, 2018, 04.27 PMby MegH

      I do!! I use a computerized Brother machine actually, and I get a ton of use out of it.


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