JEANIOUS HACKS

#2 The stitch of love

Embroidery is officially in and we’re here to give you some inspo of how to give your jeans a refresh with the stitch of love.

Our accessories concept designer, Malou, lent us her hands to show us how easy (and awesome) it is.

You will need

  • A ruler or tape measure
  • Chalk
  • Thick embroidery cotton (we chose white for contrast)
  • Jeans: any pair of Monki jeans are good, we went for our ‘90s mom jeans, Kimomo.
  • Time – this one takes a while

Before you start

Plan what you want to embroider on your jeans. We went for a statement but you could try a little heart or a simple running stitch in a contrasting colour along the hem, or down the leg, of your jeans. 

Step 1: Mark them

Choose where you’ll embroider your jeans. We decided to above the hem on the back of the back of the jeans. Because we love a raw hem we started by cutting off the hem.

Step 2: Sketch

With our guide lines in place we then carefully sketched out our statement, ‘Not Yours’, with ‘Not’ on one leg and ‘Yours’ on the other. Pro-tip: If you make a mistake, just smudge the chalk away using a damp cloth and start again.

Step 3: Stitch them

Now you have your chalk sketch, start stitching! Malou used a ‘split stitch’ but any stitch you fancy will do. Google basic embroidery stitches if you’re not familiar with any. Be careful not to stitch the two sides of the jean leg together!

Step 4: Wear them

Go wear those babes with pride, you jeanious.

JEANIOUS HACKS

#2 The stitch of love

Embroidery is officially in and we’re here to give you some inspo of how to give your jeans a refresh with the stitch of love.

Our accessories concept designer, Malou, lent us her hands to show us how easy (and awesome) it is.

You will need

  • A ruler or tape measure
  • Chalk
  • Thick embroidery cotton (we chose white for contrast)
  • Jeans: any pair of Monki jeans are good, we went for our ‘90s mom jeans, Kimomo.
  • Time – this one takes a while

Before you start

Plan what you want to embroider on your jeans. We went for a statement but you could try a little heart or a simple running stitch in a contrasting colour along the hem, or down the leg, of your jeans. 

Step 1: Mark them

Choose where you’ll embroider your jeans. We decided to above the hem on the back of the back of the jeans. Because we love a raw hem we started by cutting off the hem.

Step 2: Sketch

With our guide lines in place we then carefully sketched out our statement, ‘Not Yours’, with ‘Not’ on one leg and ‘Yours’ on the other. Pro-tip: If you make a mistake, just smudge the chalk away using a damp cloth and start again.

Step 3: Stitch them

Now you have your chalk sketch, start stitching! Malou used a ‘split stitch’ but any stitch you fancy will do. Google basic embroidery stitches if you’re not familiar with any. Be careful not to stitch the two sides of the jean leg together!

Step 4: Wear them

Go wear those babes with pride, you jeanious.