A Guide to Patching Your Jeans
Most people love wearing jeans. We wear jeans most of the time and we cannot do without jeans in our wardrobe. If you are wearing your pair of jeans almost every day for many years now then it will most likely be worn down and frayed. Despite this, you should not throw your jeans away or keep it in storage. If your jeans have tears or holes in them, then you can easily patch them up. If you want to wear your jeans for many more years, then that best way to fix it is by patching the tears and the holes on it. Follow the steps below to patch up your jeans.
Before actually patching up your jeans, you need to make sure that all the materials are available. You will need thread in a color that you like, a sewing machine or sewing needles for hand sewing, scissors, a patch of any fabric that you want, and pins.
Find out where the tears and holes in your jeans are. You should try to find out if the area around the tear is worn out or not. The way to check this out is to hold this up to the light. You can know if the cloth is worn out then the light passes through the fabric. If your jeans is too worn out, you can simply set it aside and use its cloth for patching.
Clean up the area that you will patch. Clean the tear by removing all threads that are loose and treads that will get in the way of sewing. Cut away all worn areas around the tear.
Then get an extra fabric for your patch. Make sure that your patch extends the edge of the hole in the jeans by a half inch. You can decide how you want to make your patch look. If you dont want the mending to be seen, then the fabric should be as close to the jeans as possible. The color and texture of your patch should match the color and texture of your jeans. Patches can be made in different shapes and colors. You can display your creativity by the patches that you create.
Secure the patch with pins. Since you have a half inch allowance on the patch, then your pins should be placed there. See to it that the pins go through the jean fabric and the patch. Your patch will be stead with these pins so they dont move when you sew the patch.
With your sewing machine or hand sewing, sew around the patch. The edges of the patch should be followed but make sure to leave a small bit of fabric outside your stitches. Dont sew on the pins; pull them out as you go along. If you want to find the right sewing equipment check out this website.
Patch the jeans yourself so you can make it look as you want to. Prolong your jeans life by patching it.