In the seventies we really did patch and embroider our jeans. They were works of art. I'm sure not many examples have survived because we wore them out.
I don't think I'd wear them anymore but I have been collecting bits to possibly make some for my shop. I want to start with some vintage Levi's though and they're not easy to find.
OK, so I lied about that. I just checked Etsy and found these four pairs of 501's for $15! Now I'm really excited! I have so many ideas of how to embellish them...
I've been thinking about embroidery. I love to sew things by hand and always need to have a 'sitting' project since I can't just sit and do nothing. I have to at least have my hands busy. Here are some ideas I found on Pinterest -
All of the embroidery images are from my "Make It" board in Pinterest. If you go there and click on the pictures you'll come to the original source (hopefully).
Can't wait to get my new old jeans! Going to dig out my fabric vintage fabric scraps and embroidery floss..