If you really love a pair of jeans and you don't want to get rid of them when they get a hole in the knee, or you don't want to spend more money on clothes for a crazy little boy after he tears up his jeans, here's how to fix them.

Step 1: Materials

You will need a sewing machine, thread that is close in color to the denim, scrap denim*, scissors, pins, and an iron.

*Alternative fabrics that work for patching jeans include most bottom weight fabrics such as twill and poplin.  Poplin is especially good for patching stretch denim.  Do not use light weight cottons such as broadcloth and calico.  They are not strong enough and will tear in a short amount of time.

About This Instructable


10 favorites


Bio: I believe that most people are well intentioned and either aren’t aware of alternative ways of doing things or they think it will be ... More »
More by Verdant Toes: How to Make Plarn Patching Knee of Jeans
Add instructable to: