How To Fix a Hole in Jeans

Jeans are the world's favorite attire, whether as formal or casual wear! Denim is such a versatile fabric and most people I know have a minimum of two pairs of jeans in their wardrobes. They stand the test of time and are so comfortable to wear any time that you would hate to part with your favorite pair of jeans for whatever reason! Now, some people like holes in their jeans, but if you're one of those people who don't like holes in your clothing, here's how you can fix those annoying holes...

Method I

  • Pick up an iron-on patch, from any fabric store, that is large enough to cover the hole in your jeans.
  • Use scissors to trim the patch ensuring it is half an inch larger than the hole in all directions.
  • Place the patch over the hole and with the help of straight pins, pin it down on the defected area.
  • Iron the patch onto your jeans, ensuring you follow the instructions that are mentioned on the package.
  • Now thread the needle (ensuring the thread matches your jeans color) and knot the ends.
  • Next reinforce the patch and whipstitch the edge of the patch, ensuring you make 10 stitches per inch.
  • Slant the needle just a few threads away from the edge, ensuring you pull the needle through both layers of the fabric.
  • Then make a loop from the top part of the needle edge to the back part of your jeans.
  • Follow the same process on all sides.
  • Once all the corners are properly secured knot the thread on the inside of the jeans and snip off the thread closer to the knot that remains and do not forget to pull out the straight pins!

Method II

  • If you are in a hurry, you could either just iron the patch onto the hole without stitching it or follow just the stitching process.
  • Decorative fabrics can be used to enhance the look of your jeans, in case you are sewing the patch onto the hole in your jeans.
  • Mostly holes developed in the areas where there is more wear and tear such as the knee area, the seat or closer to the back pockets, etc.
  • It is easier to patch the holes that are on the torso portion in comparison to the leg area (especially near the knee).
  • Fashion today has come a long way and some people prefer patched/rugged jeans to the regular neat cuts! 

Now that you're acquainted with the basic hole-fixing process, let your imagination run wild and come up with wild design ideas to doctor those holes! The next time you find a hole in your favorite pair of jeans, you don't need to toss them out! Instead you could use your creativity and make a statement!


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