I thought, for a change of pace, I would show you a little about how I go about making one of my recycled denim jackets. In the photo above you (hopefully) can see the beginning of how I piece the sections together. The plain blue cotton you see at the bottom of the picture is what I use for stabilizer. You can use any fabric for this part, because it will be entirely covered up. Great way to use up those pieces you hate!
Below you can see the base of one of the fronts is finished and ready for embellishment. If you click on the picture hopefully you will be able to see the basting I have done which shows me where the jacket pieces will be cut out. I use this as a guide only because once all the extra stitching is done sometimes the piece will draw in a little. When I have completed the stitching, then I will cut the exact pieces.
Below is a closeup of a couple of the elements I have used. I'm pretty sure my customer will like the rose because she enjoys gardening.