First of all,
let me apologize
who commented on my other posting of this tutorial.
I have had to go in
and redo the whole thing
is acting stupid
let me do any edits.
I loved your comment
and feel bad for having to delete it.
I realized that
jeans with holes in them
are a bit of a fashion
I was raised in a time
when one ironed their
So, jeans with holes in them
go against my
(no pun intended)
I raised 4 boys.
just a way of life
when it came to blue jeans.
So patches were
It was a part of
without going broke.
Here's how I have always done it.
Try not to let your holes get too big.
You will need a piece of fabric large enough to fit under the hole
as a base for your repair.
I have a stack of these cut from
pair of jeans too far gone to fix.
Take your seam ripper and open the
leg seam that is not double stitched.
Sometimes this is on the outside, sometimes the inside.
This allows you to get in
the pant leg on the machine.
Set your machine at a wide zig-zag stitch.
Find a coordinating thread in your thread box.
This is a great place to use up
all those odd bobbin colors that
Work back and forth using your reverse button
to take the stitches backwards.
Keep going until you have covered the entire hole.
Quickly zig-zag around the area in a square
to clean things up a bit.
Begin stitching the opposite way, filling in the square.
Trim the backing fabric back a bit and sew up the pant leg again.
Here is a pocket that I patched on that same pair of jeans.
I had to take the pocket completely off
and sew it back on again,
but it looks great.
I'm sharing this tutorial on these on some of these