Tween girls with style sense do not want plain blue jeans. Many want pants with extra embellishments and other little touches that make them stand out from the rest. Uniquely embellished clothing is readily available in department stores, but it can be very expensive. You do not have to buy designer brands for your daughter. Use these creative ways to decorate plain jeans for tweens, and transform a basic pair of overalls into something exclusive.
Attach Sections of Crocheted Doilies to Jean Pockets and Legs
Doilies might not be in style when it comes to home decorating, but tween girls are sporting jeans that are decorated with crocheted embellishments that are more impressive than those that grandma used to make. As the photo shows, sections of beautiful handcrafted doilies can be used to decorate plain jean pockets. They can also be attached just above the hem on the sides or the front of the legs. Trim away the sections that you want to use, and secure the edges using an anti-raveling product called Fray Check. Attach the embellishment using fabric adhesive. The jeans will look just as stylish as more expensive brands.
Add Stenciled or Stamped Hearts
Stenciled or stamped designs can also turn plain jeans for a tween girl into something trendier. Consider using hearts to decorate the legs of the pants. Stencil or stamp the shapes using acrylic craft paint. Use a light color on dark material and a darker hue on stonewashed fabric. Space the shapes evenly using a ruler. If desired, add a second layer of color after the first one dries using a slightly smaller stamp or stencil. Practice on scrap material before applying the paint to jeans. If you make a mistake, do not try to wipe it off. Once applied, it will not come off, not even in the washing machine.
Fill Rips and Tears with Lace
If your tween girl thought that rips and tears would look great but you disagree with her choice, consider filling the openings with lace. You might even consider creating the rips and tears yourself. Turn the jeans inside out, and gently pull the edges apart to create naturally frayed edges and slightly larger openings. Use fabric glue to attach pieces of lace that will fill in the gaps. Jeans that were once plain will look as trendy as costlier brands that include unique embellishments.
Source: Advanced Crafting Education and Experience