How can I patch a pair of jeans? Answered
For reasons yet unknown, my newest pair of jeans is developing several holes in it. Just the left leg, in irregular patterns, with no apparent cause. It was initially a handful of quarter sized holes and I believed they were related to something I had done at work or had in my pocket but since then more smaller ones have started to appear. (Pictures can be produced if necessary.) Now while the obvious answer would be to get new jeans, they are my newest pair, fit well, and have the carpenter augments.
In short I would like to keep them. I have some older pairs of jeans I can shred up for patches, but I wear these primarily for work. I work in retail at a home improvement store, where appearance is somewhat regulated. I can't just go willy nilly and make them look ridiculous. They have to still be, at the core, blue jeans, but if I can repair them, and potentially dress them up a little in the process, I'd be thrilled. Also if it can be a fairly simple fix, because I don't have a sewing machine and am not overly good, or patient, with a needle, it would be appreciated.
For a little extra and over the top I am engaged in the steampunk movement, but as far as fashion goes I have not seen much done with blue jeans that leaves them recognizable. Right now my main touch is a pocket watch on a chain, but any other ideas that contribute into the current repair would be appreciated.