Jeans will often be rigid and uncomfortable until you have broken them in by wearing them. A pair of jeans toward the end of its life will often be as soft as a pair of pajama trousers. Unfortunately, an old pair of jeans is also very delicate, and a rip in the jeans will mean the end of the trousers unless you can patch them. Although it is less work to go out and buy a new pair, mending your jeans will save you a lot of money and also prolong the use of your most comfortable pair of trousers.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Denim patch
- Sewing pins
- Sewing machine
Cut a denim patch to match the size and shape of the tear in your jeans using a pair of scissors. The cut patch should be at least a few centimetres wider and longer than the tear in your jeans.
Turn your jeans inside out and place the patch over the inside of the tear. Place sewing pins along the edge of the patch to keep it in place.
Sew the patch in place on the jeans using a sewing machine. Sew a row of stitches along the edge of the patch. Remove the sewing pins. Sew a zigzag stitching pattern along the patch to secure it firmly in place.
Turn the jeans right-side out. Sew a zigzag pattern over the outside of the tear to close it and to further secure the patch to the jeans.
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