This will help secure the patch to the jeans, especially important when patching the knees of jeans that belong to small boys. Find a patch or suitable patching material. You will want to do this carefully so that the patch lays flat with the jeans and there is no excess fabric in the patch. An optional tool that Vicki found useful in mending jeans -- and which you will see in at least a few photos below -- is an embroidery hoop. This is my first instructable.
Sometimes, he had holes in the legs or even the crotch area as he has to climb up the trailer facing forward. That bummer becomes a full-on tragedy when they are your favourite pair of handmade jeans. Even darning on denim is more creative than this, but the people I mend for want a more unique look in general. Closely sew the thread across the torn seam. If you want to still wear your favorite pair of jeans you have to know that they can be fixed and you will find out how.
You could also make the stitch length shorter to really outline the patch. Be sure to take a close look at the knees and seats, since those areas are prone to wear. Remove any stray threads away from the hole and use to seal the edges. You will have to take the thread through a hook on the top of the machine and down along a channel on the right hand side of the needle, before bringing it back up to the top of the machine through another channel on the left, round the hook on the top and back down the left channel. All of the patches were placed on the upper, inner thigh area of stretch jeans. Try to use a thread that's the same color as the seams of your jeans so your repair looks less obvious.
This requires some basic command of a needle and thread or sewing machine, but when done well it could be neater and more reliable than gluing or ironing on a patch. Leave jeans to soak for about an hour, then wring out the excess liquid no need to rinse and hang jeans to dry. Then, thread a needle and tie a strong knot at the end of the thread. Sues from Backpocket Designs put a small piece of denim to good use by crafting this denim mug rug and highlighting the blue denim with a yellow rose, green leaves, and strips of fabric along one side. You will make stitches that are vertical and that go across the hole from top to bottom.
He was simply glad that Vicki extended the life of this pair of jeans. Then, sew vertically across the hole to bind it and close it. To help retain the shape and color of your pants, never put dark denim jeans in the dryer. This maneuver allows stitching to take place more easily and more quickly. There are too ways to deal with this.
This close-up view of the jeans folded along the edge of the patch shows how easily overcast stitches can be made once the preliminary stitches are in place. This will make the patch look less evident, as well as cover up the most visible stitch lines. Position the jeans under the presser foot. From here you can create a sunburst or crazy zigzag effect as you'd like. You Don't Need a Special Pattern for a Denim Quilt Making a denim quilt isn't a lot different than sewing any other quilt, but the fabric's heavier weight makes some projects easier to assemble than others.
The jeans stretched and recovered and the patch stayed in place. Because Mike hauled flatbed trailers and occasionally had to get up on trailers to tarp loads, he occasionally ripped a hole right in the seat of his pants. Love the geometric effect of these! To create this article, 18 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. But holes at the knees are a problem for my son also. Tidy up threads around the hole. The jeans I sewed the patches onto are made with 2-way stretch denim, stretching across the jeans. Fortunately, he is six now and doesn't seem to be quite as hard on the knees - of course, his younger brother is ready to pick up where he left off, lol! Olivia on Jun 07, 2018: This is an amazing job.
Simply snip off the tips of the corners to reduce the bulk there. Have you ever mended a pair of blue jeans? This method is tiresome and boring. At least it didn't work well for Mike. On some jeans, the patches are nearly invisible. Take a little time to try some stitching on a scrap piece and get yourself acquainted with the free-form back and forth stitching. Cookie information is stored in your browser and performs functions such as recognising you when you return to our website and helping our team to understand which sections of the website you find most interesting and useful. Thanks Jackie, I have been patching my sons blue jeans and pants for several years.
Once it is securely in position, hold it there and position it beneath the needle on your sewing machine. Push together the two sides of the hole with your hands to close it. Had the jeans or the patch been thicker and more difficult to work with, she would have used a thimble to assist with pushing the needle through the fabric. To provide a better website experience, feltmagnet. Cut any shape, making sure all corners are rounded. Dip a toothpick or a long, thin tool into fabric glue. When Mike did this, each pair of pants was washed after a single wearing.