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In honor of the release of our new video, Recycle Denim Jeans, we are sharing tips for working with denim all week long. We think denim is one of the best canvases for embroidery - hand or machine - we love them both! We have been working with the decorative stitches that are on our sewing machines. These simple stitches, which come with most machines, are such a fun way to add detail to a project. I love how the white stitching pops on the top band of our recycled Stitched Top Tote.
The recycled version of our Cutting Edge Jacket features stitching on the placket and cuffs. These were created with the "wrong side" of the recycled denim - to see more of that technique look at our post from Tuesday.
Serging is a great way to bring in a pop of color through stitching. The stitching below on the Modern Silhouette Vest really highlights the contrasting fabric on the jacket.
Amy's love of stitching actually inspired her new Crossroads collections of Sulky thread. These are 12-weight threads, which are perfect for working with denim. All you need is a denim (16/100) needle and you are good to go for top-stitching or machine embroidery.
Do you love hand embroidery? Our 12-weight thread can also be used for that! One strand equals 2 pieces of floss, so you can layer as you like. Below check out our Petite Stitched Purse that was hand embroidered with our Crossroads Thread, on our Crossroads Denim.
Here is the same purse with full coverage of the decorative machine stitches on recycled denim. Isn't it amazing how the different stitching really changes the look of the purse?
See more fun projects using recycled denim in our new video Recycle Denim Jeans and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube account!