March 29, 2010

Imposter Denim - more bang for your booty!

So fellow blog friends, I think it's time we get to know each other better.  Meet my butt.  Yes, now we are tight.  Okay, there is a reason I'm showing you my rear today.  Today we are going to make designer jeans for $22.37.  Yup, that's right.  Let me show you how.


So, what is the difference between pricey jeans and cheap ones these days?  The butt pockets.  Really.  That's the main difference I see.  So we are going to take these Wal-mart jeans and spice them up.  These were $20.  We're going to use embroidery floss, which is $.37.  (Hence, the $20.37)


I'm going to show you how I did this, but if you're going to try it, I will also tell you how you can improve on my technique. 

1) Cut out paper the size of your pockets.


2) Draw the design of your choice on the paper.  (Surf the net to find whichever brand you like to get ideas.)


3) Pin them onto the pockets and stitch over the design.


4) When you finish, DO NOT TIE THE KNOTS TO SECURE THE FLOSS.  Rip out the paper first because you're going to pull at the floss a bit as you rip the paper out.  See?


5) Never fear!  Just pull the floss along to tighten it all along the way.  THEN, secure with knots.  I added the messy little stitches along the top corner, too.  It's hard to tell in the pictures, but I used bright orange floss.  You could use any color....pink, white, you name it!


That's it, but as I mentioned, I would probably change the way I did it to make it easier.  I would cut out the actual shapes, hold them on the pants and draw the lines with a erasable fabric pencil.  That way you won't have to worry about the paper shifting around or not being able to see your real stitched underneath.  I would have done that, but my only fabric pencil is blue.  No good!


Thanks for stopping by.  WAIT!!!  I wanted to show you some of the fun projects YOU guys have made, so here's a little linky love.....

Look at the fabulous bleach pen/freezer stencil tees from Aly & Ash!  So adorable!


Danielle from Sunshine and Spilled Milk made a fabulous ABC book for a birthday present.  Don't you love the name of her blog, too? 


Jessi from Yankee Belle Home made the Robot Tee and a cool bleach/freezer stencil tee.  I love seeing the robot in different colors.  Great work!


Leca from Leca Unplugged made this cool biker tee for her son. 


Thanks so much for sharing guys!  It makes my day and I am totally impressed with your fun takes on everything!  You totally ROARED!!!  (Sorry for the cheesiness there :)

35 comments:

  1. Great idea for your jeans! Totally cool! And I'm impressed you would show your butt off...don't ask me to do that :)

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  2. Those jeans look fabulous! I think I need to do that to spruce up some of my lame pregnancy jeans! Thank you!

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  3. Once again, your creativity astounds me! And thanks so much for featuring my shirts! My son wore both this weekend and loves them. He showed them off to everyone and told them his mommy made them. Made me smile each time. Can't wait to make more!

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  4. First of all, let me say that I LOVE Mylie Cyrus's line at Walmart! She has some of the cutest tops and I found them on clearance for only $3 each. Gotta love that!!!

    The jeans turned out so cute! I'm a big sucker for cute pockets. I'll have to try that little trick.

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  5. super ! i have been practicing my embroidery

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  6. thanks for the tut. the shirts are great. i am wanting to make some this weekend for my boys. bought the supplies, just waiting for the time.

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  7. Your jeans are so cute!

    My 6th grade students check out your blog with me everyday at studyhall. They are all buying bleach pens to make shirts, and now they want to do jeans, too! You are so clever!

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  8. What a great idea, I would have never thought to spruce up my jeans. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Great idea, anyone can do this!

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  10. Wow i LOVE your blog! I can't wait to make the robot t-shirt for my boys!

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  11. Another great idea! ...and hey, cute butt!

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  12. I love a bit of embroidery on pockets - this looks great!

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  13. Such a great idea for the jeans...super cute :)

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  14. Next time try using tissue paper... it's thinner, so you can see through it and it rips off easier!

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  15. Oh you are good! =0) That is going to save a lot of mammas' pocket books!!!

    Please come plant your creative seeds at my new blog party on Fridays!!! Plant a Punkin Seed at Punkin Seed Productions!

    Kristi

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  16. oooh, I love it! I got excited when I knew what you were going to do, but even more so when I saw that you were mimicking the designer design. Great idea, love the featured projects - great job ladies!

    Found you through Tip Junkie, thought I was following you but did it again to be sure. :)
    -Ann Marie

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  17. Fabulous idea!!!

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  18. I'm thinking I could be totally cheeseballs with this and custom the pockets on my maternity jeans but maybe sneak in a reference to my due date somehow. But not like 'i have my due date embroidered on my butt' more like how Nitrogen brand has an N which could also be NOVEMBER and then like N5 or something in swirly font for November 5 !!! And then post-baby i could just rip out of the stitching again.

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  19. WHAT a FAB idea! YOU are so right..it's all about the pockets!

    Thanks!

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  20. cute idea! i might have to try this! and i love the concept of your blog!

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  21. very clever! What a great job! I dropped in from Blue Cricket. Hope to see you back at my place soon! until later...

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  22. I loved your bleach pen idea. I had some plain shirts for my kids and I was just waiting for lighting to strike with an idea. Thank you.
    Here is the one shirt I have done so far...
    http://janasfam.blogspot.com/2010/03/more-crafts.html

    My husband is a firefighter he thought it turned out great

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  23. Thanks for featuring my shirts! I made a new one yesterday! Check it out!
    http://alyashcreations.blogspot.com/2010/04/itsy-bitsy-spider-shirt.html

    -Jax

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  24. They turned out great! You're a brave girl to take a photo of your butt!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

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  25. Totally genius! Love it and so cute.

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  26. That's a great and easy idea. I'm all about easy! Nice butt. :)-

    I would love for you to check out my site for a fun spring block give away!
    Have a great weekend!
    alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

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  27. That is a wonderful idea! Sometimes I just want to bonk my head that I did not think of it..

    have a great day!

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  28. Hi Cheri!

    LoVe LoVe LoVe this idea! Thanks so much for sharing! I featured it on my blog!

    Thanks again!

    http://thecreativecrate.blogspot.com/2010/04/jean-pocket-makeover.html

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  29. I totally have been trying out how to make the pockets cute on boring jeans! That's the main reason I don't buy some jeans, because they are UGLY. Now I have ideas to make them BEAUTIFUL! Thanks! :)

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  30. Awesome idea, thanks for sharing!!

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  31. I love this idea! Your jeans look adorable now!

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  32. What a fun way to spice up your jeans! Great idea!

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  33. This is such a great idea! I put a link on my blog: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/2010/04/imposter-denim.html

    Thanks for the post! I can't wait to try this.

    If you want, grab a button saying you were featured: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/p/featured-sites.html

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  34. Fabulous Jeans-I'm bookmarking this for sure!
    jana

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