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Title: old jeans transformed by Jujitsu embroidery
Post by: godels_truth on March 29, 2008 05:47:50 PM
old jeans + ultimate sashiko sourcebook + a little crafster ingenuity = the coolest placemats ever. 

   

The "jujitsu embroidery" comes from a friend.  She'd seen the book one day and asked about it, but the next time she came over she couldn't remember what it was called.  That's the name she came up with, and really, that's just so much more fun to say than sashiko. 


Now for a couple of close-ups, cause I'm just so damned proud:





Title: Re: old jeans transformed by Jujitsu embroidery
Post by: Dinosaurus Meg on March 29, 2008 06:00:21 PM
I have that book in my store right now and I've been thinking of buying it but I didn't really know what to make with the designs. These are so stylish and awesome, I might have to get the book if not just to make placemats and coasters! These are great, good job and wonderful idea :D


Title: Re: old jeans transformed by Jujitsu embroidery
Post by: socalgirl on March 29, 2008 07:21:07 PM
Freakin' amazing! You should be proud...those are the coolest placemats I've ever seen. How long did they take you to complete?


Title: Re: old jeans transformed by Jujitsu embroidery
Post by: jesskreck on March 29, 2008 07:37:47 PM
these are beautiful!


Title: Re: old jeans transformed by Jujitsu embroidery
Post by: godels_truth on March 30, 2008 06:20:15 AM
How long did they take you to complete?

Let's go with about 1 TV show per patchwork piece for the embroidery.  Then another evening to assemble everything.  I can't stand having empty hands when watching TV, it just seems wrong.


Title: Re: old jeans transformed by Jujitsu embroidery
Post by: dazedllama on April 02, 2008 09:49:16 AM
These are beautiful! I always keep my jeans when they start to wear out, but I never know what to do with them. This is such an original idea! Great work :)

Was it difficult to embroider the jeans material? It seems like it might be kinda hard to work with.


Title: Re: old jeans transformed by Jujitsu embroidery
Post by: godels_truth on April 02, 2008 04:41:08 PM
Was it difficult to embroider the jeans material? It seems like it might be kinda hard to work with.

Yeah, jeans aren't the easiest to embroider.  I used a quilter's between needle, rather than an embroidery needle, and a good thimble.  Sashiko stitches are supposed to be really tiny.  Mine are about twice the traditional size, because of the denim material. 

All in all though, it wasn't too bad. 


Title: Re: old jeans transformed by Jujitsu embroidery
Post by: caffeine_radar on April 15, 2008 09:31:49 AM
Really nice stitching! Those are beautiful. I love the designs.


Title: Re: old jeans transformed by Jujitsu embroidery
Post by: MacesMeMe on April 21, 2008 03:54:35 PM
these are totally stunning, I love!


Title: Re: old jeans transformed by Jujitsu embroidery
Post by: kitschkitty on April 26, 2008 04:33:22 PM
They are awesome and I really love them!!!


Title: Re: old jeans transformed by Jujitsu embroidery
Post by: Alexa_Angel on April 27, 2008 10:59:36 PM
Lovely!


Title: Re: old jeans transformed by Jujitsu embroidery
Post by: Graceful on April 28, 2008 06:16:50 AM
Those are fantastic!


Title: Re: old jeans transformed by Jujitsu embroidery
Post by: brookeincraftland on May 07, 2008 04:07:22 PM
Love these! I have never ever heard of jujitsu embroidery? It is gorgeous though. Gotta find out more about this!


Title: Re: old jeans transformed by Jujitsu embroidery
Post by: urvi on May 13, 2008 09:38:02 PM
Love these! I have never ever heard of jujitsu embroidery? It is gorgeous though. Gotta find out more about this!

that makes 2 of us !  :)


Title: Re: old jeans transformed by Jujitsu embroidery
Post by: godels_truth on May 17, 2008 09:08:57 AM
Love these! I have never ever heard of jujitsu embroidery? It is gorgeous though. Gotta find out more about this!

that makes 2 of us !  :)

It's really called "Sashiko"  but I call it jujitsu embroidery, because that's what my friend called it when she couldn't remember the name. 

Sorry I didn't make that clear enough in the original post. ;)