Two Awesome Jean DIY Makeovers

Hey Lovelies!

We’ve all got a pair of jeans that we used to love sitting in the closet waiting to be thrown out. It sucks to have to throw them away, especially if you’ve paid a hefty price for them. Instead of tossing them out, I have two really cool ways to refashion those jeans! A really simple embroidery design, and adding a little bedazzle to your denim can quickly spice up your old boring jeans, Lets get started!

For the first project you will need:

  • A pair of jeans
  • Tweezers
  • Hot glue gun (You can also use fabric glue, Gemtac. or E6000)
  • Self adhesive pearls

Jeans pearls glue gun

Place the pearls on your jeans to figure out the pattern that you like before you glue them onto the jeans.

Peal Jeans Refashion

Place the glue on the jeans.

Pearl Jeans Refashion

Use your tweezer to place the pearls on the jeans. Remember to place them quickly before the glue dries!

Pearl Jeans

And you’re finished!

Pearl Jeans DIY Refashion

* I decided to only do a few rows of pearls on my jeans, but you can do more if you’d like to.

*For care of these jeans, I recommend turning them inside out, placing them in a laundry mesh bag, and on a gentle cycle when you wash them.


For the next DIY you will need:

  • A pair of jeans
  • Embroidery thread (any color of choice)
  • Embroidery needle

Jeans Embroidery Floss

Split the embroidery thread in half, then place the thread into the embroidery needle.

Create a triple knot at the other end of the loose thread.

Embroidery floss

Place the needle into the jean pocket and pull it through.

Embroidered Jeans

After you have pulled the needle through the knot should be behind the jean pocket.

Embroidered Jeans

Place the needle around the jean jean pocket and pull the thread out of the other side and continue to do this until the design is complete.

Embroidered Jeans

You are finished!

Embroidered Jeans

*I chose to only embroider half of my jean pocket, but you could embroider the entire pocket if you would like to!

Embroidered Jeans


Embroidered Jeans


Embroidered Jeans Pear Jeans pearls DIY

26 Replies to “Two Awesome Jean DIY Makeovers”

  1. This is a good tutorial! I have always wanted to DIY stuff but never knew how to go about it or where to start. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Thank you! I’m glad that you enjoyed it!

  2. Loving the two designs. I prefer the one with the jewels. I would suggest that you put the youtube link into the post so you can actually see a still pic of the video which then plays when it is clicked.

    1. Thanks for the feedback, I will do that!

  3. I just love DIY’s and you’ve beautifully explained how to do up these jeans. I’m definitely going to give it a shot! Thanks:)

    1. No problem, let me know how it goes!

  4. I am dying to try the jeans with pearls! Its so stylish and it looks pretty easy to make.

    1. Thanks!

  5. This is so creative! I appreciate the step by step guide… now I’m off to Michael’s to buy what I need to recreate 🙂

    1. Haha, I love Michaels! enjoy!

  6. You are so talented, my friend! I always think I’m going to do a DYI and then it never happens! Ugh – teach me your ways!!!

    Xox Dana Ivy //

    1. Aww thank you! Give it a try and let me know how it turns out!

  7. These are both awesome, creative ideas, but I love the embroidery one. The possibilities are endless! Thanks for sharing these! Going to save for later (:

  8. Thank you for this post.

    I love the part with Love.

    and yes your are right we can do so much with our clothes.

  9. Such a small change that makes a big difference! Love the embroidery idea. Great job 🙂

  10. I have always been a fan of DIYs whether clothes, or furniture etc. This is adorable for sure, gives character to a plain pair of jeans

  11. This is such a neat DIY project! I’ve always thought about doing this but I have never tried it. After reading this I definitely want to try it!

  12. These turned out so cute! The LOVE embroidery is adorable. Thank you for sharing – I can’t wait to try it!

  13. What a great way to vamp up the denim!!

    Sabrina | Gypsy Tan

  14. What a great, easy way to personalize your jeans.

  15. My favourite is the Love detail! Well done!
    Nicky x

  16. Brilliant!! Honestly I have never thought of doing this! Your tutorial makes it seem easy. I’ll give it a try! Thanks!!

  17. Whoa!!! How creative!!! I absolutely love all of these tutorials but especially the pearl one! I have a jean skirt this would be great for. Thanks for the inspo!!!!

  18. Great way to personalize pants. That would be a great way to make your outfit unique.

  19. Ashley DTKAustin says: Reply

    Ohh my gosh this is so fun!! I need to try this on some of my jeans!!

  20. What a great way to make your jeans more special! Great tips!

    xx, Stuart

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