Monday, October 3, 2011

Patching Jeans

I get so sick of patching jeans.  Probably why I’ve left them in the mend pile for so long….long enough for my kids to outgrow them and long enough for my husband to assign himself a new pair of “work” jeans.

BUT, now I have a system that seems to work so much better than my old way of patching.  Instead of trying to cover the hole with the smallest patch possible I’m using the biggest piece of scrap I have!
Mr.G's work jeans--one of the smaller holes

Outside of jeans

Inside of Jeans

Notice the inside of the jean?  I just used a zig zag stitch all the way across—almost like I was quilting. The same stitch over and over and over. 
Then I took out the girlie jeans.  Hearts anyone?

Jean 1

Jean 2
 I straight stitched the hearts on over the hole and then applied the same zig zag method—only I tried to keep the spacing between zig zagged rows even.

The jeans turned out so cute!  Almost as if the hearts are supposed to be there!
The bonus to patching this way?  The fabric feels smooth so kneeling isn’t a problem.  The hole seems to be better secured and the stressed fabric around it is less likely to rip.

Patching jeans—problem solved!  I now have no more waiting to be patched and if another pair rear their ugly head, I have a quick effective fix for them.


Crafty Mischief said...

This is brilliant! I have some kid jeans that need mending so I will definately try this! I found you through The Funky Polka Dot Giraffe. Thanks for sharing!

shopannies said...

what cute patches

Rachel said...

I just got holes in two pair of jeans this week. Thanks for sharing.

make handmade said...

So cute, thanks for sharing.

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