A Guide to Patching Your Jeans
There are many people today whose favorite wardrobe is jeans. Most of the time we like to wear jeans and it is something that we like to wear everyday. But jeans can wear down and fray over time. You dont have to let your jeans retire just because of its present condition. 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. Below are the simple steps in patching up your jeans.
You need to start by gathering the materials that you need for patching. 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. You can easily check this by holding it 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.
If you have extra fabric, choose one for your patch. Let your patch extend the edge of the hole by half an inch. IT is you who will decide how to make your patch look. If you dont want the ending to be shown then make sure that your patch fabric is similar to the jean fabric. Your patch should mesh in color and texture with the original. You can make your patches in different shapes and colors. You can display your creativity by the patches that you create.
Use pins to secure your patch. The pins should be put on the half inch allowance of the patch. The pins should be able to go through your patch and the jean fabric. These pins will help steady the patch when you are sewing.
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. Pull out the pins as you go along so you dont sew on them. You can check out this website if you want to find the right sewing equipment.
You can decide how your jeans will look like by doing the patching yourself. If you patch your jeans, then you can wear it for more years.