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LuckyLally
« on: January 07, 2006 09:36:37 PM »

Ok so here is the back story:  when I am not crafting I am a gymnastics instructor at a local gym. So on new years eve after some adult beverages my friends coaxed me into showing off my tumbling skills.

in the middle of my first back handspring I heard an all to familiar riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip

I came out ok..but my sexy jeans didn't fair so well



the rip is in a realllly bad spot ....and I don't need anymore demin skirts ...any cute (non cheesy)  patching ideas/solutions? or should I start shopping for a new pair of sexy jeans
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2006 09:42:24 PM »

Could you make it look like faux boxers underneath... Write a sarcastic "whatcha lookin at?" nearby?
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2006 09:18:31 AM »

I would do the faux boxers underneath but add more rips and make claw marks like something really BIG had at you and missed!
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2006 07:19:36 PM »

claw marks would be awesome!!!
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2006 10:46:47 AM »

I'd start shopping for a new pair of sexy jeans (in fact I am. gaaaaaahhhh).  The way I usually mend rips is to take a piece of scrap fabric, usually bandanna parts, and put it underneath the tear.  Then I try to pin the tear together as best I can and sew the heck out of it back and forth and up and down with a sewing machine, so that the fabric behind the rip keeps it together and reinforces it, especially in a place like that.  From the outside, it looks kind of scribbly and obvious, depending on the thread color, but you shouldn't see the fabric through.  Basically, I crosshatch the stitching like this.:
-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-
 -|-|-|-|-|-|-|-
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(pretend the dashes are me stitching one way and the l's are stitching the other way)
It's pretty obvious, but it makes them at least functional, and you can always add some of the crosshatch stitching in other random spots so it looks like you bought them like that or something.
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LuckyLally
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2006 11:50:01 AM »

Thanks for all the ideas.....I think I might try stitching it like DorkasaurusRex said. I can see that turning out kinda cool...and I might just make these my "art class" jeans
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