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« on: December 25, 2008 05:02:14 PM »

My first posted project Smiley

It's tricky to find jeans that fit my dd properly, so when she came home from school with hole in this pair I wanted to poke someone in the eye. I just spent a ton of money on Christmas but the girl is running out of pants, so I tapped into my inner Caroline Ingalls and worked with what I had.

Simply drew a heart shape in MS Word that was a little larger than the hole and used it as a template to cut a heart out of another pair of old jeans. I sewed a couple buttons on and then zig-zagged the patch to the jeans. The only tricky part was actually sewing them because the legs of these jeans are skinny, but I put plenty of pins in to keep it in place. She's really tickled by them.

(you know, now that I'm looking at them, I think a row of buttons near the bottom hem of the right leg would even this look out. I might go do that.)
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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2008 05:05:21 PM »

Dude, that is so cute! I have an old (old, old, old) pair of jeans that I've been meaning to patch for ages but haven't thought of a cute way to do it. I might steal this idea Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2008 08:43:57 PM »

Oooh or you could put three buttons (to match the three on the heart) in a row along the outer side-seam of the opposite leg... either just under the pocket or down near the ankle.  That would be soooo cute.  They're already really cute, but you're right, it would make it a little more even to add the extra buttons.  I bet other moms ask where you bought them  Tongue
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2008 11:20:36 AM »

OOooo... along the outer seam. That's a GREAT idea. Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2009 01:27:58 PM »

hi , i know you posted this ages ago, but did you have to deconstruct the trousers before sewing on the heart? only theres a hole in my favorite pair of jeans and I'm too afraid in case i ruin them!
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