Lay a strand or two over the work to get a sense of the effect. Please let me know how it goes, and maybe share some pictures too… we always love a good refashion! Denim jackets are coming and so there is a skill set that should be applied to their new owners: sewing a patch. That bummer becomes a full-on tragedy when they are your favourite pair of handmade jeans. A gorgeous touch to any so-and-so project! Turn your jeans inside out and measure out a piece of excess denim from an old pair of jeans, or whatever you want to patch the hole with. Step 3 — Sewing the Hole Closed Once the fabric is secured to the jeans, you may opt to hand sew the fabric in place. Sewing in a patch is the most comprehensive, but also labour-intensive, way to fix a larger hole in the crotch of your jeans. How to Patch Jeans: A Photo Gallery of One Sewing Task Vicki took photos as she mended one pair of Mike's blue jeans.
Luckily, you can save and extend the life of your jeans by using this simple guide to denim repairs. Iron-On Patches You can easily purchase which can be cut to size. You can use either an iron-on patch to cover the hole or you can use a softer denim for the patch. Centre a zig-zag stitch over the edge of the fabric so that half of each stitch goes through the fabric the other half goes on the outside to tie it shut. You want to make sure the patch is melting into the jeans.
You can fix some small holes without using a patch, simply by sewing the sides of the small hole or tear back together. Suddenly your favorite pair of jeans, that you've worn in just perfectly, gets a blow out and you're absolutely gutted. Here I am practicing what I preach — so fix your jeans or let them die. Pin the patch in place. They appear on sleeves and on jeans and bags and backpacks — and the horror of it , even on leather jackets. You can put the patch on the inside of the jeans, or if you're using decorative patches, you'll want to put the patch on the outside. Trim away any excess threads or pieces of jean which might be fraying before you measure.
For these jeans I wanted to remove 3. All cleaned up: 4 Turn the garment inside out and lay back onto the board. Surely, I'll try this out. If you let it go long enough, the weft yarns will break away and create a hole. Note that you may have to stitch over this more than once to make it tight.
Stitch It, Over and Over Again:Once the patch has cooled, stitch over the edges in a zig-zag fashion several times, overlapping your previous stitches this will prevent the thread from pulling out. Otherwise you will be chasing your tear sooner rather than later. How to Patch Jeans: Trucker's Wife on Patching Jeans With Holes found that she needed to patch jeans not long after Mike's company decided to no longer provide but rather require their drivers to wear their own pants with company-branded t-shirts. Thank you for posting this! What can you not do in them? He was simply glad that Vicki extended the life of this pair of jeans. Before proceeding, its important to familiarize yourself with the basics of. Pin in place or better baste in place. .
As you probably know, denim can fray on the edges, so some kind of stitch to prevent fraying is in order. However, you can also make your own. In Vicki's opinion, this is the hardest part of this job. Simply snip off the tips of the corners to reduce the bulk there. You will make stitches that are vertical and that go across the hole from top to bottom.
Will definitely use this for the holes that are just starting or for rips. But is there a way to help keep jeans from ripping or developing holes and needing to be patched? I'm a recovering , now healing with a nutrient-dense mostly Paleo diet, and love at-home CrossFit and yoga workouts. Instead of pinning it, you can iron it on and then sew it in for more durability. This is the easiest way to attach patches. Take some time to look at fabric options online and in fabric stores for inspiration.
You will need to be able to disengage the feed dogs on your machine call off the dogs! Exposed weft yarns are really helpful for this. I could fix this problem by being more graceful. Keep a piece of pressing cloth any thin cotton cloth on top of the iron on patch. To tie a knot I usually insert my needle into the fabric and pull it through just enough so there is a loop of thread. Use the machine's zig-zag stitch. Do this first, then trim the hole. Therefore, I recommend this method on small holes only.
Here's a detailed description of how it works. Gashes with irregular shapes, that tear in two directions or more or are large can be a real challenge when you seek to patch jeans. Press the hot iron onto the patch and the jeans to secure it in place. First, try the pants on and measure how much shorter they need to be. You can either cut some of the excess material leave half an inch or so for fraying or just tuck it up. Repeat this action, going back and forth. Sewing Non-Stretch Onto Stretch: If your patch is going where a sewing machine can reach, use it.
You can make embroidered patch yourself with felt which doesnot fray on the edges or other methods. And he hates to give them up. Once the fabric is in place, turn the jeans back to the right side out and try the jeans on—or have the owner of the jeans try them on. The most difficult place to patch jeans in our opinion is on a seam. Any ideas about how I can make the first pair of jeans look even better would be appreciated! Luckily, there is an easy fix to this.