Clothing and accessories are an awesome way for kids — and everyone, really — to express their creativity. But instead of buying new stuff, help your little fashionistas upgrade what they've got with some cool DIY felt patches. They're easy to make and look great ironed on everything from backpacks to jean jackets.
Sherri Sylvester
Buttons are so much more than closures — they're also a way to tie your piece together and give it a flawless finishing touch. While these little additions can seem intimidating at first, with this step-by-step tutorial you'll have them fastened on in no time.
Christine Haynes
There's something extra special about seeing glitter on a card, and it's easy to give any paper craft an actual touch of sparkle. If your glitter stash has run out, don't worry — making your own is fast and fun, and there's a good chance you already have everything you need right in your kitchen.
Victoria Hudgins
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.
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!"
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.
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.
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.
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