I don’t know about you, but I love a good deal! A couple of summers ago I racked up on designer jeans and bought five pairs for a dollar a piece. Since then I have found my favorite fitting jean which happens to be Miss Me jeans that I have been purchasing second hand at a local second hand store for about $20 a piece. This past time I went to get a new pair of jeans I was informed they were no longer popular enough for the store to purchase. Well let’s just say I only have one pair of designer jeans left without holes and I need a new pair. I refuse to pay department store prefixes so I have to start thinking of a way to disguise my holes. I am a shapely woman and I wear my jeans out on in the inner thigh area. The jeans themselves look brand new. This is my DIY Blue Jean Patch job I did this morning that I’m going to share with you how I solved my problem. Eventually my designer jeans will not be worth saving, but for now I get to enjoy them a while longer.
~variety pack of blue jean iron on patches
~thread to match your patches
First of all you will have to match the color of the patch with your jeans.
Next you will need to cut the patch large enough to cover the surrounding area of the hole you want patched.
Be sure garment fiber content can withstand heat setting required for application.
1. Wash garment before applying patch.
2. Preheat iron on dry cotton setting.
3. Cut patch to desired size and shape.
4. Preheat garment area, position patch (shiny side down), and press with iron for 30 seconds.
5. Allow patch to cool and check bond. Repeat Step4 if necessary.
Also I made sure to go over my area on the front and on the back side of the patch although the instructions said differently.
I set my sewing machine at 2 which is a slight zigzag stitch. And made several zigzag lines over the surrounding area of the patch.
Tie off all your strings and you can begin wearing your jeans again with confidence!