On these pants I took store bought jeans and opened up the inseam so legs were flat. Then I put some wash away adhesive stabilizer in the hoop and removed the protective paper to expose the sticky side in the hoop. Then I could easily place the leg onto the hoop and press it down to stick. Then it was ready to embroider. The black jacobean design has some hot fix crystals added. The dragon design has some gold metallic thread.