I started on the indigo jeans.... First, I must give a huge SHOUT OUT to Lisa at Sew On and Sew On for her jean pocket tutorial. I followed her counsel on construction. The guide sheet takes you a different route. I used one of the decorative stitches on my machine with a jeans topstitching thread. I'm not a huge fan of how the thread performs in the machine. However, I love the look of it.
Lessons learned so far:
Use a woven fusible interfacing on the pocket wherever there might be decorative stitching. It keeps the thread from bunching and tangling
Go slow...decorative stitches are a nightmare to rip out