All is not lost, here's what I have been working on.
Starting with a pair of hand-me-down jeans that my daughter didn't want because they were very plain and boring. (The frugal mom in me was screaming on the inside - 'What is wrong with you girl?! Can't you see quality jeans when you see them?!") So, a compromise was made, and I decided to try my hand at reverse applique...
|Take a scrap of fabric and pin it to the|
back, right side facing wrong side,
then stitch in the desired shape. I
usually sew in an intentionally 'messy'
way. Sew 2-5 rows, then trim
|...then, on the front, carefully cut the|
outer fabric (denim) about 1/4" from
stitching, careful not to cut fabric