How to repair jeans with another pair of jeans

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Jeans are great, but lets face it, you probably have at least one pair that has a hole or rip in them. If you ignore it, it will just get worse, but it is easy to fix!


Scrap of jean material (cut from an old pair of jeans)
Jean colored thread


Basic sewing machine (available at TechShop)

Step 1: Cut a patch/backer

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Cut a piece of jeans material, slightly larger than the size of the hole or tear.

Place the piece of material on the inside of your jeans, and pin in place from the outside.
lwilk1 year ago
This is one of the very best guides to repairing a whole in jeans the tI have seen, I hate to "patch" and end up marking the jeans with something that distracts from the integrity of the product, this enhances the "never die" quality of the jeans themselves. Thank you
DanielleY110 months ago
BakedBeads1 year ago

Great patch job, wish I had thought of it!! It really looks nice and will hold longer than any patch I have ever done!!

lime3D (author)  BakedBeads1 year ago

Thanks. The key is to use the right color thread.

valkgurl1 year ago
To prevent the edges of holes in fabric or the edges of patches from fraying--unraveling---use FRAYCHEK--from the fabric store or Walmart---one bottle will last you forever.

Once you wash the patched jeans the edge might unravel and start falling apart. If you have a pair of jeans that you like the hole---but don't want it any bigger!!!!---use the FRAYCHEK on the edge of the hole and it will stay the same size. Or you can run a line of stitching of the same color as the jeans around the edge a 1/4" back---this should stop any more ripping depending on how thick the edges are.
lime3D (author)  valkgurl1 year ago
Step 2 takes care of that.