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Denim Inspiration

A few weeks ago, I posted several photos of embroidered denim that I spotted in a department store.  You can read that post here.  I mentioned my favorite technique of the several options I showed was this one:

I love that embroidered patch. I found a similar design, Flo_0019Flower_D, in Inspirations Vintage Embroidery software. 

Once I started playing with the idea, I spotted another flower, Flo_0085_Buttercup_D in Vintage Embroidery Software that struck my fancy.

I stitched the flower on a scrap of denim with the intention of making a patch.

I couldn’t resist playing with it a bit more in Perfect Embroidery Pro.  Follow these steps if you want to play along. First, trace around the flower petals and add a complex fill. Apply a stitch length of 3.5 and the same number in the density setting to stitch this color with Inspiration’s 15 wt. Vintage Rope Thread.

Next, use the artwork tool to draw an oval inside of each petal.  Just draw one, then copy and paste each one into position.

Draw a square around the flower and apply a long bean stitch: 3.0.  Reorder the sequence with the complex fill in color 1 (15 wt. Rope), satin outline in color 2 (15 wt. Rope), oval shapes in color 3 (40 wt. thread), flower center in color 4 (15 wt. Rope) and finally the square outline in 15 wt. thread.

Next weekend, I’ll walk you through the third version of Flo_0085_Buttercup_D.




  • Glenda

    Love it! I’ve been thinking about adding some embroidery flowers to a pair a jeans I recently purchased. Problem is I have a domestic single needle Viking Designer Deluxe. Hopefully I can maneuver it enough to add a bit on the hip area. Wish me luck

  • Alicia

    I have PEP and vintage on my laptop but how do I access PEP through VE or VE through PEP? I’m trying to follow this blog post

    • Dori

      When you are in PEP, pull up a clean workspace, you should see little icons on the right collumn. The one on the bottom should be a book with a heart…..that is the Vintage and you can click it while in PEP and launch it. What does that give you? It allows you to use the tools from BOTH programs…neato, huh?

      • Alicia

        I closed both & then reopend. success!! thank you!

  • Marge

    Adorable definitely going to try this

  • Trudy Swanson

    I my name is Trudy I purchase a 10 needle babylock do you know any embroiders that have that machine I am trying to learn my machine. Trudy

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