Have you ever heard of machine embroidery with mylar? Yes, that plastic iridescent stuff for gift bags. A company called Purely Gates has an entire line of embroidery designs specifically for use with mylar. It’s pretty cool because it spaces the stitching just far enough apart to allow the pretty sparkles to show through.
This particular CD has a total of 20 different designs.
I bought a Carhartt denim jacket just for this project. I edited my design just a bit to remove the silver block from under the eagle’s feet and added the letters “USA”.
I centered the design between the lower edge of the jacket’s yoke and the top of the bottom band.
Here’s the finished project up close. See the iridescence in the red and white feathers? Pretty!
Centering it just a bit lower on the jacket let the design show when I wear my hair down. I’m SO wearing this to work tomorrow!
I’m thinking about adding design #09 with just the eagle head and a collar of stars to the right front yoke of the jacket. What do you think?
Oh, and since we actually had snow in my little South Texas town last week for the first time in like 30 years, I decided to allow snow on my blog for December! Too fun! Here’s some shots from my back yard. This is my pool and the roof of my house.
My view out back. It was all gone by 2pm.