Jeans Style: Must-Have Looks Using Embellishments

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Jean Style: Must-Have Looks Using Embellishments

Make the most of your clothes! Customize your jeans to your style—sexy, fun, sophisticated, and always flattering—using embellishments of every kind.

Inside Jeans Style You’ll Find

• 34 great-looking jeans you can make in no time

• Over 290 photos, diagrams, and patterns

• Easy-to-follow instructions and tips from the pros

• Step-by-step illustrated techniques

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Overview

Jean Style: Must-Have Looks Using Embellishments

Make the most of your clothes! Customize your jeans to your style—sexy, fun, sophisticated, and always flattering—using embellishments of every kind.

Inside Jeans Style You’ll Find

• 34 great-looking jeans you can make in no time

• Over 290 photos, diagrams, and patterns

• Easy-to-follow instructions and tips from the pros

• Step-by-step illustrated techniques

• A stand-up format that allows “hands-free” crafting!

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Finalist for ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580113205
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2006
  • Series: Style
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.75 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author


Gabrielle Sterbenz has wide crafting and magazine publishing experience. Her work has appeared in a number of publications, including Handcraft Illustrated. Jeans Style is her second book for Creative Homeowner.
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Table of Contents

Jean Style

Table of Contents

The History of Jeans 6

Introduction 8

The Must-Have Collection
• Patch it Up: cute patches on knees, legs, and pockets 10
• Longstems: modern-style appliques accent long legs 14
• Crystal Insignia: rhinestones trace pocket stitching 18
• Russian Rebel: luxurious “fur” accents capris’ cuffs 20
• Ribbons and Pearls: glamorous belt accents short-shorts 24
• Jason: rhinestones sparkle on long legs 26
• Holey Roller: shreds and holes accent long legs 30
• Nautical Mile: gold-braid appliques trim hip pockets 32
• Rodeo Girl: cowboy appliques accent long legs 36
• Buckle Up: rhinestone buckles accent back “tabs” 40
• Satin and Lace: ribbon and lace overlays accent cuffs 42
• Dazzling Diamonds: beads encrust hip pocket 46
• Wallpaper: printed rose pattern covers long-legs 50
• Wild at Heart: “leopard” cuffs accent capris 54
• Dove: ‘60s-style embroidered bird accents jeans 58
• Summer Flair: beaded bands accent slits 62
• Marching Orders: military buttons accent side seams 64
• After 8: beaded fringe accents cigarette legs 66
• Pirate Booty: embroidered designs accent pockets 70
• Isabel Rose: sheer rose appliques decorate shorts 72
• ‘80s Super Fade: retro, bleached-out jeans 76
• Prep School Dropout: school crests accent shreds 78
• Free to Fly: butterfly appliques decorate flairs 82
• Worn-Out Whiskers: bleach “aged” capris 84
• Studly: brass studs decorate flaired hems 86
• Painted On: paint splashes accent long-legs 88

Bolero: red roses accent capris’ side seams 90

Road Rally: tire tread design accents long-legs 92

Just Rosie: denim scraps make up a rose pin 92

OOPS! Former Greats Salvaged
• Daisy Dukes: make short-shorts 96
• Capris: make tapered capris 98
• Office Staple: make a pencil skirt 100
• Skinny Minis: make cigarette legs 102

Decorating Basics
• Beading 107
• Beading Alphabet 109
• Embroidery Stitches 110
• Sewing: by hand 112
• Sewing: by machine 113
• Texturizing 114
• De-Colorizing 115
• Painting 116

The Care and Feeding of Your Jeans 118

Pattern: Skull-and-Crossbones 119

Pattern: Flower and Leaf

Pattern: Tire Tread Stencil 120

Layout: “Dazzling Diamonds” Complete Beading Layout 121

Illustrated Glossary of Jeans Style 122

Sources & Resources 124

Acknowledgments 125

Index 126

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