Make a bold and colorful fashion statement when you stitch and wear your very own Floral Applique Denim Jacket. Follow this tutorial and see how easy it is to create this signature look right on your embroidery machine! Featuring the Floral Appliques collection by Laurel Burch – #80360, this project is a combination of modern style and one-of-a-kind embroidery. These detailed step-by-step instructions will show you how to use OESD’s extra-special Luxe Sparkle vinyl to customize your own unique wardrobe staple. Find full instructions and applique templates HERE. Happy stitching!

Floral Applique Denim Jacket finished product



Step 1

Print out a template sheet with the design so you can place where you would like it to be. Print out mirror image design on a sheet of Applique Fuse & Fix.

Step 2

Hoop a Piece of StabilStick, then use the scoring tool and the Grippy Grid to help mark the center. With bulky items such as a jean jacket, you may find it helpful to mark the center in order to place the jacket as close as possible before using the machine’s ability to aid in centering the design.

Floral Applique Denim Jacket hoop stabilizer

Step 3

Peel and place the template sheet of your chosen design. In this example, there are three stitch outs – one on the back and one on each side of the front.

Step 4

Place the jean jacket on the hooped StabilStick and place in the machine. Then, using your machine’s on-screen guide, make sure your needle is centered over where you want the design to be. Once you are happy REMOVE the template sheet. This can be re-used on the second side.

Floral Applique Denim Jacket print template

Step 5

Use your iron to apply the Applique Fuse & Fix to the back side of the Orange Sparkle Vinyl. 

Floral Applique Denim Jacket iron applique fuse and fix

Step 6

Stitch your placement line first, then peel off the paper off the back of your Applique Fuse and Fix and place within the placement line. Stitch your cut and tackdown lines. Trim, then add your cover stitch.  

Floral Applique Denim Jacket complete applique

Step 7

Repeat the same process with each color vinyl for the circle flowers. Iron the mirror image onto the pink vinyl, stitch the placement line, then place the vinyl. Stitch the cut line and tackdown line.

Floral Applique Denim Jacket repeat applique machine embroidery

Step 8

Follow the machine steps to finish the rest of the stitching of the leaves, stem and flower details.

Step 9

Follow the exact same process with the rest of the flowers you’ve chosen to stitch on your jacket. 

Floral Applique Denim Jacket machine embroidery applique luxe sparkle vinyl

Step 10

Embellish as desired with lace or ribbon on the bottom of the jacket. This example uses a purple lace added on with a straight stitch. Add a couple of lock stitches at the beginning and end.

Floral Applique Denim Jacket embellish with trim

Step 11

Enjoy wearing your new jacket!


We hope you enjoyed this machine embroidery tutorial! Have you stitched your own Floral Applique Denim Jacket? Come show off your work in our private Facebook group, The Perfect Stitch!