How To Patch Jeans

How many times have you bent over and heard the dreaded ripping sound? It won't be so troublesome once you learn how to patch that denim.

You will need

  • Scissors
  • Iron-on denim patch
  • Straight pins
  • An iron
  • A sewing machine
  • Thread
  • A needle and thread (optional)

Step 1 Trim any threads or frayed ends Trim any loose threads or frayed ends from the area of your jeans being repaired.

Step 2 Cut a patch Cut an iron-on patch to approximately one inch larger than the hole or tear.

Step 3 Turn your jeans inside out and pin patch in place Turn your jeans inside out and place the patch over the tear. Pin it in place.

Step 4 Iron the patch Iron the patch into place, removing the pins as you go

Step 5 Stitch around the patch Use a straight stitch with your sewing machine and sew around the edge of the patch.

Step 6 Sew around the patch with a zigzag stitch Sew around the patch using a zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to prevent further fraying of your jeans.