Saturday, March 19, 2011

Patching Jeans - Use it Up Wear it Out, Make Do



One of my boys goes through the right knee on all of his jeans.  
So instead of tossing the jeans, I patch them.


First open the side seam.
If you are worried about fuzziness you can fold the denim over and top 
stitch the edge to prevent a little bit of fraying.  
I was not worried about it. 
Next, zig-zag the patch in place.


Finally, straight stitch the side seam closed catching the patch in the seam.
Then go back and zig-zag the edge to finish the seam.
(I still have not painted that little desk...)

Tadaa!  Not beautiful, but very functional.  

4 comments:

  1. Great idea! I have not ever been great at patching jeans so thanks for the step by step instructions! (When my kids wore out jeans, I usually just went to the thrift store and bought a new pair). I will try this technique next time. Thanks.

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  2. What is it with boys? My oldest goes through the knees of his pants in record time! Maybe he'd be more careful if I threatened to sew patches on them (he's 13, so he'd think that was punishment, lol!).

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  3. So creative! Love this post...thank you for linking up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you tomorrow:)

    xoxokara

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