Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Chocolate Bar DIY JEANS!

It is officially chocolate day! We teamed up with Commonthread to create the chocolate bar jeans of our dreams. And we are talking about a whole lot of variety! We painted them by hand and embroidered them with DMC thread. Not only did these jeans put us in a chocolate frenzie but we had the best time making them and eating some chocolates along the way.
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SUPPLIES:
A pair of jeans Pants
Paints and brushes
Permanent Marker
Pen
DMC Embroidery thread
Hand sewing needles and thread
Scissors
Fabric Glue Optional
Jean patches- extra denim

We used an old pair of vintage Levi's jeans because we love how they fit. Make sure you use jeans you love, because with all the time and effort of making these, you gotta love them when they are finished. We then washed a bunch of cut up denim swatches and threw them in the dryer so that they would have frayed raw edges. We had different color denim scraps which you can use as well. We love the trend of patches on jeans. But this is taking it to the next level by making your own patches. Next up we printed some chocolate bars that we are obsessed with to follow as a guide. On the darker denim swatches we used a permanent marker to free hand the chocolate bars. On the lighter denim swatches, we mapped it out with pen. We think its better just to free hand and have fun with it and not worry if they look a little kooky. It makes the jeans look more hand made and have more personality. We almost ran out of room when doing the last "s" on the Snickers bar and now it looks extra cute. After painting the jeans on the patches we then took the embroidery thread and stitched highlights and creases in to the hand painted chocolate bars. Up close you can see the stitching, but from far away it just blends right in. Its those special little details up close that makes it look exquisite. The last step is hand sewing the patches on the jeans. We did this with a needle and thread and a quick whip stitch up all sides. It's helpful to use a piece of cardboard in between the pant leg to help the hand sewing process. You could also glue the patches with fabric glue to the jeans instead of stitching them..... and VOILA! Our Chocolate Bar DIY JEANS are done! But don't forget to take a BREAK a la Kit Kat while you are making these jeans for an extra sugar high! Happy Chocolate Day!  Also, make sure to check out Commonthread by DMC where we got our supplies from and sign up for an all access VIP pass for fabulous deals --we are so excited for their launch next week!
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18 comments:

Adele said...

love these jeans! the detail on each patch is AMAZING

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Nadia Khan said...

I want a pair two pairs!

Kizzy Von Doll said...

Ahhh....I WANT a pair!!!! LOVE!!! These are AMAZING!!!! Well done, so cool :))) xoxox

Dressed With Soul said...

Ah, your pants are perfect! So well done <3
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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Gail J said...

girls, I watched the video on your Instagram, and omg I'm your number one fan lol Not gonna lie, even your dog is so adorable <3333

MIS PAPELICOS -Mis P said...

Happy Birthday my dear, dear Girls
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Audrey Allure said...

So fun! Great jeans.

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Anita Anota said...

It's a great idea and I love it the final piece!
Kiss kiss ♥ have a great day!
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Mihaela said...

such a great post indeed :) i love reading your blog!

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M. said...

oh HELL yes, this is so fun and awesome and I wonder if you went to Hershey Park if you would get major props from the staff? Haha, I'm such a chocoholic, I would totally do this if I had decent stencil/tracing skills/DIY patience.
You look so cute!
xx

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Agnes W said...

This looks like so much fun!! And the jeans turned out great!

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Ever Rose said...

You are hella talented! I don't think this is a DIY that everyone could pull off, at least not without a shred of artistic ability. Awesome + FUN!

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Jeanne said...

I love patched jeans so I could only love this DIY! The result is fabulous! Thanks for sharing girls! I wish you an amazing Sunday!
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Jeanne
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Paola Lauretano said...

Great idea... the coolest jeans ever!!!!
Kisses, Paola.

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Jackie Harrison said...

You look beautiful great pair of unique jeans love it.

Gabrielle said...

Oh my GOSH, this is insane and I love it! What a fun way of celebrating chocolate day and the photo of you wearing them is so fun and refreshing :)

Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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Tina Bradley said...

What a great DIY! These jeans are super-cute, and a work of art. You had me at "chocolate." :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Style For Mankind said...

Awesome! Happy Monday dear! :)

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