How To Embroider Your Jeans & Denim For Cheap
Laura Lee - March 3, 2018

Looking Back

by Edgar A. Guest

I might have been rich if I'd wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I've made.
I might have had fame if I'd sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I'm standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I'm just looking backward to see
What I've done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.

I haven't built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I've done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I've loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I've lived with the birds and the trees;
I've turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.

I've given my time to the children who came;
together we've romped and we've played,
And I wouldn't exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I'd make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.

I've lived with my friends and I've shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I've squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I'm nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.

Who doesn’t love budget shopping, and finding great cheap vintage items?  But then again, who doesn’t love expensive looking clothing? Well, there really is a way to find both. Regardless of what garment you’re trying to spice up, if it’s got your initials, favorite quote of Instagram handle sewn in, it will without a doubt look more luxurious.  And you don’t even have to take it to an expensive shop. Just take some needle and thread and you’re good to go.  We promise it’s super easy.


You’ll need embroidery thread, which comes in every single color imaginable, as well as scissors, a needle and a pen, pencil, or chalk to map out your design.  Once you’ve got your materials, you’ll need to pick your placement.  The most common placements on jeans is down the side seams, on pockets, along the waistband and along the hemline.  You could also do a super cool T-Shirt with a hem over a pocket.


The next step is to pick your stitch, which can either be a straight stitch or a chain stitch.  A straight stitch has an out motion that makes single stitches, similar to dashes, while a chain stitch is a bunch of looped stitches that makes a chain-like effect. Once that’s set, start to pencil in your design.  You can print your design out on water soluble paper, and stitch it directly onto the paper, or you can freestyle in and stitch right onto your clothes.


Now that everything is set, you’re ready to thread your needle through your denim. Tie a knot at the end and get stitching.  Make yourself comfy on the couch and enjoy your newly acquired wardrobe that looks straight from Urban Outfitters.