Add a Splash of Color to Jeans With Easy Embroidery Stitches

There's no better way to refresh a boring pair of jeans than with a burst of rainbow color on the back pocket. Whether you make these for kids or sport a pair yourself is totally up to you — all we know is life's about to get a whole lot brighter!

DIY Rainbow Embroidered Jeans

What You Need


1. Mark Your Curve

Using your white colored pencil, make small marks where you want your rainbow to begin and end on your pocket. Connect these two spots by drawing a curve. To perfect the curve of your rainbow, you can trace a frisbee, embroidery hoop or something else with a smooth curved edge.

2. Thread Up

Thread your needle, knot your embroidery floss and stitch along the curve using split stitches so your rainbow is a solid line. Once you’ve completed your first row, stitch two more rows of the same color right alongside it to create a nice, heavy line.

3. Keep Stitchin'

When you’ve finished your three rows, tie off the embroidery floss and snip off any excess. Repeat this process with all of your colors, until your pockets are bright and colorful!

Learn More Now

Turn everyday denim pieces into contemporary, one-of-a-kind creations with our class, Hand Embroidery on Denim.

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.

October 16, 2018
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