Date: 10-25-2004, 08:01 PM (1 of 2)
A friend of a friend just dropped off three pair of work jeans to patch. The holes are in a variety of areas like the side-seams and back pocket (no crotch patches needed, which would be a waste of time IMHO). I am wondering what works best when patching jeans. I am thinking of sandwiching the holes in between two denim patches and then doing a tight satin-stitch along the border of the front patch (thereby "sealing" the back patch too). This is what I will do if I don't get any bright ideas. I know that iron-on patches won't hold at all.
These jeans do NOT need to look pretty -- I'm hoping for a long-lasting solution. Any tips?
Thanks in advance for any help you ladies may be able to give me!!
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 10-26-2004, 12:18 PM (2 of 2)
I fuse sandwich patches and then stitch all over them, like random stippling.. after I zigzag around the edges because the edges always curl after a while, I don't care how carefully you apply them.. If you do the satin stitch, you may risk weakening the fabric with all the needle holes so close together.. My experience comes from a ds (grown) who loves jeans after they get old and will wear them all patched up as long as they cover him sufficiently..LOL
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