Mending jeans

Monte got a tear in his jeans.

He asked me to mend them. I was only happy to oblige.

It’s a fairly big tear, about 7cm. I ironed some double sided interfacing onto the wrong side of a pretty floral patch of fabric. Then I peeled off the backing paper and ironed the patch onto the inside of the jeans (this is where MG heaved a sigh of relief!).


That is why appliqué is so easy. If I was decorating an item with appliqué, that is how i’d do it, more or less. I’d then stitch around the edges in a decorative way.

Anyway, I dusted off my sewing machine, threaded it with too-dark navy cotton, and set it to a wide, closely-spaced zig-zag stitch. I ran zig-zag stitches over the tear and the hole.


It’s not bad. I’d say it’s not perfect. However, it’s a damn sight less expensive than buying a new pair of jeans.

And he has a piece of one of my favourite fabrics close to his flesh to remind him of me.

Have a good weekend. Perhaps try to save something from the waste pile by doing some mending!

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2 Responses

  1. Rachel
    Rachel March 26, 2012 at 10:34 pm |

    So, you need a machine with an arm for this sort of mending, right? Assuming it was the leg that had a hole. My hubby has about 6 pairs of pants waiting for patches but my machine doesn’t have an arm so I’m at a bit of a loss. Maybe shorts?! :)

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