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.

Step 1:

You will need  

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

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

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. 

Step 5:

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. 

Step 6:

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

Step 7:

All fixed! You really have to look for it.

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    chimago

    2 years ago

    thank you for the great tutorial!

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    smileee2

    5 years ago on Step 7

    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!

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    Mauigerbil

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Did you get them baptised? Why are they holy?

    The correct word is holey.

    Grammar Nazi here!

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    PKM

    6 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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