An Embroidered Denim Jacket for the Retro Stitchery Book Tour

I was so honoured when the lovely Bev from Flamingo Toes invited me to be part of the book tour celebrating and showcasing her latest publication, Retro Stitchery*.

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Miss 11 has been asking me to embellish her pastel peach denim jacket for ages now. When I flicked through all the bright and beautiful designs in Bev’s lovely new book, I saw that she had an awesome embroidered jacket design that I just knew would work perfectly.

Here’s a photo from the Retro Stitchery book* of the Farmer’s Market denim jacket design on page 48.

You can see I’ve used many of the same elements, like the ombre flowers, daisies and smaller leaf sprays. I kept the flowers and leaves the same size but just rearranged them to suit the look that my daughter wanted me to achieve on the back of her jacket. She wanted the design to look like it was falling from the seam below the jacket yoke.

Bev’s instructions were super clear and easy to follow so the stitching process was really enjoyable. I love working on portable projects like this, that you take anywhere to sew.

I stitched with a muted palette of peach, lemon, blue and green embroidery floss from Aurifil. I love 6 stranded floss on a spool. I find it so much easier to use! Doesn’t my Fifi Fox pin cushion look cute pictured here with the stitchery?

The Retro Stitchery* book cover below gives you an idea of some of the lovely projects included inside! I think I’d like to make the tea towel next, but there’s also cushions, framed and hooped embroideries, mug wraps, necklace designs, embroidered clothing and more. And all twelve designs can be used in different ways, so you can display them however you wish!

To see more creations made with the patterns in the Retro Stitchery book and to find out more about the book tour, please visit Bev’s Blog Post. Then check out the posts from these very talented makers using the links below.


I hope you have fun enjoying all the pretty projects inside these pages. I know I sure have.

Happy stitching, Lauren x

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