Kat McTee

Hand Embroidery on Denim

Kat McTee
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Everybody wears denim! Learn about different types and washes of denim and why it's such a great surface for hand embroidery, then review the included designs and motifs and how you can change the look of them with different color palettes.
Discover which areas of classic denim shirts are ideal for stitching. Now you're ready to start planning your design! Kat shows you an easy method for transferring designs using wash-away stabilizer.
Learn easy stitches that make up the botanical motif patterns included in the class materials. Then see how you can mix and scale them up for endless variations.
Stitch up legs and around pockets with geometric motifs. Plus, you'll get a trick for embroidering back pockets. As Kat says, "our freaky fashion ancestors have done it, and we can too!"
Now move on to jean jackets! Learn to work around bulky seams, embroider on heavier denim fabrics and place designs effectively. Then see Kat's foolproof method for French knots, plus how to use chain stitch as a fill stitch.
Upcycle your denim clothing by attaching patches with visible hand stitching. Inspired by the Japanese boro technique, this method uses an easy running stitch so you can attach and layer patches to embellish your favorite garments.
 
 
6 Lessons
1  hrs 36  mins

Denim is a wardrobe staple. And it’s also the perfect canvas for embroidering and embellishing! Textile artist Kat McTee shows you how to turn those everyday denim pieces into contemporary, one-of-a-kind creations with hand embroidery. From a classic denim shirt to stylish jean jackets, these easy and customizable projects will amp up the denim in your closet.

Kat McTee

Lifelong artist and maker Kat McTee resides in Austin, Texas. She teaches embroidery, surface design, silkscreening and color theory to students at the Austin Museum of Art School, Dougherty Art Center, Studio 1408 and The Stitch Lab. Her textile work has been exhibited at the Houston International Quilt Show, Minnesota State Quilt Forum, Rockport Center for the Arts, and Textures Gallery in San Antonio. Kat is a graduate of the Surface Design program at the Southwest School of Art & Craft.

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