28 January 2011

Patching Jeans




Elf wore a hole in his threadbare hand-me-down jeans, so I sewed a patch from a way-too-small but destroyed favourite of his. I saved the zippy pocket from an old pair of camos. I turned the jeans I was repairing inside out and pinned the patch where I wanted it. I sewed it on, flipped the garment right-side out and cut the "window" where the patch is. On denim patches, this looks even more cool when the very edges fray a bit and you have a multidimensional look. But... I used the camos because some little boy loved those pants and that pocket. Looks a bit odd, but it will last him through the winter and he likes 'em.

6 comments:

  1. I think it looks pretty cool and I can just imagine how much a little boy would love creative patching like this. Especially the pocket.

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  2. I think it's great! I am forever sewing up or patching DH's jeans. He gets a favourite pair and wears them and wears them.

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  3. I used to patch my kids jeans with check or tartan for the boys and check or floral for the girls, then I'd add matching cuffs for a "designer" look. People often asked me where I'd bought such great jeans.

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  4. you could start a new fashion statement!

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