You do a much neater job than I do...I just cut the patch to fit and zig zag away! Great job...but beware--when people find out you repair jeans, you will get many requests ...I had to start charging...
Ha ha, I know right? In college I charged people on my floor to hem and taper their jeans for them.
My sister needed her jeans fixed so she gave them to me. The inner thigh fabric has worn away. I hate it when that happens! I've only darned socks before, so I decided to try something new and attempt to fix the jeans. My dad donated a pair of his old jeans. I used the denim from the lower part of his jeans, so now he has a pair of fabulous cut-offs.
I made a paper pattern.
I cut it out, placed it on the inside of the jeans, pinned, and basted in place. To keep the front and back layers separate, I put a plastic box on the inside of the jeans - kind of like if the pants wearer's leg was made out of a plastic box.
I used a straight stitch to make a zig zag pattern over the worn fabric. Over the holes I used an actual zig zag stitch.
I fixed two pairs of jeans. I used up all my blue thread on the first pair, and then switched to grey for the second. The grey actually looks better. It's way less noticeable.
Thanks for looking! If you have any tips or suggestions on how to do this better, please let me know! In the future I think I'll be fixing my own jeans rather than getting rid of them, and if there is a better way to do this (that has stood up to many washings) I'd like to know.
Very cute. Nice work. Keep making more, you seem to have more patience than me at those. I couldn't do something like that for more than an hour before getting annoyed and frustrated.
Haha, this was very frustrating. I usually have several projects going at once, so I can switch to something else when I keep making lots of mistakes. I want to do so many more, but fabric sure is expensive. The fabric for this quilt was actually a bunch of scraps my mom got at a garage sale, combined with some of our own scraps.