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How to Save those Favorite Jeans When They Start to become Threadbare without Sewing
Repair Those Favorite Jeans
How I Saved My Threadbare Jeans
The pairs of jeans that I wear all the time because they fit perfectly and they are light weight and comfy. I sat down one day and realized they were starting to get a little too worn in the inner thigh area. Before I put the jeans away for good I thought about how I could save them. When i was a kid I remember my mom and I sewing cute patches onto the knees to get a little more wear out of them. This was going to work for my butt issue. No one was going to put a patch near the crotch of the jeans - that would look horrible. The fabric was getting soft and if you held it up to the light you could see through them, not a good sign if I kept wearing them this way someone was going to see some underwear soon.
I was determined to save the jeans for a little longer since the store I bought them from no longer carries my favorite style.
I went to my local sewing store and found the iron on patches that in no way match the color of my jean but were denim.The came in a few different shades, color, and sizes. I grabbed a multi- pack of patches for about $3.
I got home and pin pointed the area on my jeans that needed the patches. I needed two patches in order to patch each leg of the jeans. Instead of ironing the patches on to the outside of the jeans where they would be seen, I ironed the patch on to the inside of the pants in the places that were becoming threadbare. All it took was the iron on patches and a hot iron.
Now the jeans still look great and those areas that were becoming threadbare have an extra layer of protection. You can not see the patches at all when I wear them and I can wear my favorite jeans for at least another year. I have washed them a few times since the application and they are holding up well.