Introduction: Darn Those Jeans

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This is a quick easy way to bring back some life to jeans. this is especially helpful when school has a policy agains holy jeans.

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You will need  

small scrap of fabric slightly bigger than hole matching the jeans
stitch witchery or some other iron on adhesive
sewing machine

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Clean up the rip or hole from all extra threads. Leave the ones that are attached on 2 sides.

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Trim scrap of fabric to about 1/2" larger than hole on all sides. Place iron on adhesive in the center of fabric.

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Place the adhesive to the wrong side of jeans and iron in place. Use a cloth to cover the hole to be sure the adhesive doesn't damage jeans. 

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Take the jeans to the sewing machine with thread as close to the jeans color as possible. Begin to stitch with a darning stitch if your machine has one or a multiple step zig zag stitch. Run back and forth over the hole multiple passes. 

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Turn your work and sew back and forth again.  The object is to create "fabric" from the thread. 

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All fixed! You really have to look for it.


chimago (author)2015-12-11

thank you for the great tutorial!

smileee2 (author)2013-07-28

Wow, nicely done! I usually patch with fun fabrics to make my jeans more interesting, but sometimes it's nice to hide the holes altogether - great tutorial. Thank you!

BarginsTech (author)2012-09-01

Dont people like holes in their jeans these days? Lol

Very impressive cover up!!

RebekahP (author)BarginsTech2012-09-01

My kids school has a policy agains them.

BarginsTech (author)RebekahP2012-09-06

Darn those jeans then! :P

Mauigerbil (author)2012-08-24

Did you get them baptised? Why are they holy?

The correct word is holey.

Grammar Nazi here!

PKM (author)2012-08-24

Wow... that's pretty impressive work! It really gets me down when I see someone throwing out a £60 pair of jeans because they have a small tear in them, which I could hand-sew (and I'm terrible at sewing) in ten minutes.

RebekahP (author)PKM2012-08-24


timm.tanner (author)2012-08-24


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