Myra's embroidered jacket

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This project accompanies Chapter 1 featuring Myra "The Quirky One" which you can read here. 

Chapter 1 introduces Myra, a quirky hipster type who is a clothing designer. One thing about Myra, she is an extreme DIYer. She loves to create and update. By update, I mean she likes to buy thrift store stuff and make it her own. The project below is in true Myra fashion. The denim jacket was found in a local thrift store. 

1. Find the right denim jacket. 

The right jacket has very little embellishment, rivets or washing techniques (unless you want that as part of your design).

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2. Pick your embroidery colors. 

Color is extremely important. I chose these colors on the fly because the looked good at the embroidery floss rack at Michaels. Without realizing it, I chose a split complementary color scheme. 

 

3. Decide on your design & draw it on the garment.

I used a stencil that I had on hand and made my own design.. Before I started positioning my design, I found the center of the garment. I wanted my design to be modern and geometric because that's my jam. To draw my design on the dark denim I used white tailor's chalk.  

4. Start embroidering. 

The only stitches I used were the simple split stitch and satin stitch. This took me almost an entire season of Netflix's OA. 

5. Rock your awesome jacket. 

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