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Mending Old Jeans

mending Jeans | jenneng

mending Jeans | jenneng

If you’re like me, you have a pair of jeans that are old, worn-out but comfortable as hell and you just can’t throw them out. I have a pair that I’ve had for 5-6 years that I can’t seem to get rid of. When I find a favorite pair, I can wear them almost everyday! They become so soft, they end up fitting like sweatpants. This particular pair I only wear around the apartment while I work because there are holes in the crotch and butt area as well as by the pockets. So instead of tossing them, I decided to patch them up. You can see the outcome in the image.

The sewing creates a funky mess but I like it. So if you have a pair of old jeans with a few holes you can mend them too. You don’t need to use a sewing machine. I have one but you can do it the old fashion way with thread and needle. You can be creative and make patterns and use colored thread!! Like this, this and more. Just for fun, here’s a brand new pair by Anthroplogie for $198.

Here’s what I did: I pinned muslin on the underside of each hole, making sure it went past the edges and ran it under the sewing machine in every direction. You can use just about any kind of material you have laying around. Just know that the color may peak through.

I just love the stitched look! Hand stitched and Machine stitched!

2 thoughts on “Mending Old Jeans

  1. Ahhh ! Favourite jeans !

    I keep favourite till the zipper gives way…. it is so hard to find jeans that actually fit, and flatter !

  2. That’s great! I have so many pairs of jeans but only wear one or two pairs too because they’re so comfortable. At east I can mend them now too with your instructions, I probably wouldn’t have bothered otherwise! I’m sure your jeans look better now than they did when you bought them :-) Thanks for the tip!

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