Type of item: Clothing
Style: Cute, Whimsical, Eco-Friendly, Casual
Old pair of jeans, scrap fabric, heat-n-bond (double sided interfacing), embroidery floss
What was your inspiration?
My daughter's jeans were looking a little beat-up, so I thought I'd give them new life by adding some applique. (The applique covers up a little hole in the jeans.) I did this project just before Arbor day, so, I chose a tree for the applique. I made it an apple tree because my daughter loves apples.
What are you most proud of?
That she loves them so much. She loves to wear her "apple jeans." That, and I extended the life of the jeans. She can be pretty tough on clothes sometimes.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This is a fun, easy way to fix up some old jeans. I used backstitch for the outlines and French knots for the apples. I purposely left the edges raw, so they will fray a little. You can finish the edges if the frayed edge isn't a look you like.