Doggone it, just when I was getting them broken in! These are my favorites too.
Normally by the time I’ve ripped the knees out of my jeans, I’ve ripped a lot of other stuff out too and I don’t even bother to mend them. But I really like these jeans, so I decided a patch was in order.
I don’t know about you, but when I have a giant hole in my clothes, I like to put a giant obnoxious patch on it. I’m glad that I can sew, and I don’t mind a patch as long as the patch is as awesome as the jeans.
I used some polyester knit scraps and an old button to make a patch and I won’t bore you with the details. The knit has a little bit of stretch, so I hope the patch will stretch at the knees instead of tearing again.
I flipped my pants inside out and then ripped the seam of the pants near the hole – a few inches above it and a few inches below it. I ripped out the non-topstitched seam because that’s a lot easier to sew back together when I’m done.
I pinned my patch to the right side of my pants directly over the hole. Then I zigzagged all the way around the patch.
This is what it looks like from the other side.
Then I pinned the seam that I tore out earlier, and I sewed it back up. I used the stretch stitch on my machine.
And here are my jeans, as good as new! Well, now that I see the photo, I am a bit concerned about the area under the patch. It’s looking pretty worn. But I have some lovely grass-like green poly knit that I can use for patch number two if necessary. I could make that little ducky a nest.
I know what else is coming. When I made the patch, I cut out a second duck (mirror image) for when the other knee goes. I’ll give it about a week.
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