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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.

Instructions

  • 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
  • TIP: Smooth the denim over the hole or tear as much as possible before ironing the patch into place.
  • Step 5: Stitch around the patch Use a straight stitch with your sewing machine and sew around the edge of the patch.
  • TIP: If you do not have a sewing machine, you can hand stitch the patch into place with a needle and thread.
  • 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.
  • FACT: Did you know? A 115-year old pair of Levi’s was sold for $60,000 in an internet auction on June 15, 2005.

You Will Need

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

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