Thursday, December 17, 2009

Patching kids jeans

A few months ago I had just finished making a bib with a bird applique on it, when Heidi walked in with a hole in the knee of her jeans. I thought "hmmmm, why not?" The horizontal length of the bird covers the rip quite nicely.Last week Hailey needed a patch on her jeans too. She wanted a bird that was more nuetral, so this is what I came up with.
I use fusible iron-on backing to adhere the patch to the pants. This keeps the pieces from slipping around while you zigzag the edges.

5 comments:

mitzi said...

Very, very cute!!!

Mandy said...

how do you get the patch sewed on without taking out a seam? I have never been able to patch pants.

Manda said...

Love it!

sariah said...

Mandy, I use don't use the table part when I'm sewing- just the skinny arm part. When you're here for Christmas I can show you if you'd like....

MisoMama said...

I just patched some pants. They looked horrible. I just wanted to shield Ethan's knees from the winter wind. I wish I was as creative as you.
Though Ethan might not have liked it.