I’m not sure if you’re aware, but there’s some seriously badass feminist swag out there right now. The future is, in fact, female! While supporting women’s rights is most definitely not a trend, feminist flair is taking up prime real estate in the fashion front. Women (and men) all over the world have something to say about gender equality and are making it known with shirts, hats, pins and patches. While the struggle ensues, we will still continue the good fight, which is why I’m adding some feminist flair of my own with these DIY embroidered jeans. Floral, pink and perfectly nasty, this is one pair of denim that grabs back. Scroll on to see how it’s done.
Materials and Tools:
- embroidery floss
- embroidery hoop
- embroidered floral patches
- thread to match the patches
- fabric glue
1. Glue the patches onto your jeans. Do one section at a time, and then pin it down to hold the patch in place, while the glue dries. Use a needle and thread to attach any loose ends.
2. Write out what you want to say on your jeans with the pencil and then use a backstitch over it.
3. Put them on and get ready to fight the patriarchy!
First off, you gotta pick out where you want to display these bad boys. I was feeling a bit cheeky and wanted some to go from the back pocket and wrap around the thigh a bit. Once you pick your spot, glue it down. Be sure to do little parts at a time so you make sure the glue has good contact with your jeans. You’ll want to pin it in place and then wait… and wait… and wait until the glue is dry.
Stitch down some of those trickier parts that don’t quite stay down with the glue.
Next up, add some of that feminist flair! I’m taking a stand as a “nasty woman.” Use a pencil to draw out what you want to say, and then trace using a backstitch (you can find out how to do some basic stitches here).
Looking good! Time to test them out.
This is just the flair for taking on the patriarchy!
After all, we can be feminists and still have an affinity for flowers and all things pink.
Time to take on the world and continue the fight for equality.
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Photography: Kurt Andre