My kiddo is hard on his clothes. It doesn’t really matter what he’s wearing, chances are it will have a hole, pen ink, or a stain on it before the end of the day. I swear it’s like magic. The other day, he brought me a pair of jeans with a huge hole in the back and asked me to fix them.
|The holes after patching. How do you do this to your clothes, child?!|
I, being the crafty mom, said no problem, let me whip out my new sewing machine. Then I realized that not only did his jeans have one massive hole, but they had a bunch of smaller ones too. I went ahead and patched them up, but they are about ready for the scrap pile.
|The front side close up of the hole. I could have trimmed off the fringe before sewing, but I like it on there.|
A friend of mine, Kristin from Craft Leftovers (and Ames C.art, yay!), introduced me to the method I used. I added a piece of canvas to the back side of the hole and sewed like crazy over the space. I could have done it more artistically, but there were a lot of holes. My patch job is only prolonging the suffering of this denim.
|You can see at least two more holes on his jeans...|
|A close up of the backside large hole. Once I was done sewing, I trimmed the canvas to size.|