Embroidered Denim Jacket with Crochet Flowers

It’s sakura season! Japanese cherry blossoms are blooming and people are celebrating all over the world. My fiance and I attended the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco. We enjoyed taking in the scenery, Japantown has always been one of my favorite places in San Francisco.

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The best part of any festival is, of course, the FOOD! The Cherry Blossom festival did not disappoint in that department. All the ramen and green tea ice cream a girl could ever want!

 

Shortly after the festival, I stumbled upon a cherry blossom crochet pattern created by one of my heroes, Jess of Make and Do Crew. I’ve been really in to the embroidered denim trend this season so I thought, why not crochet up some cherry blossoms and decorate some denim!

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Pro Tip: If you are ever in need of a denim jacket, visit your local thrift store. I found my denim jacket at a nearby Goodwill. It’s Levi’s brand and has that perfect worn-in look that I love for denim. It was quite a steal for only $8.00. Fun fact, I also purchased the light pink yarn used to make my cherry blossoms from Goodwill. Next time you visit a thrift store, check out the crafts section. You never know what you might find!

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I reworked the design for this more times than I care to admit, but I think the finished product was worth it. I embroidered the branch design directly on to the jacket using acrylic worsted weight yarn. Then I simply arranged the cherry blossoms on the branch and sewed them down using red embroidery floss. The red color really helped accent the cherry blossoms.

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Are you loving the embroidered denim trend? Should I continue purchasing thrift store items and decorating them with yarn? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

 

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