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Patching kids jeans, trackies etc
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Posted 19 October 2016 - 02:45 PM
Hi, I have been patching my sons jeans at the knees for the past couple of months - he loves footy. Nothing I do seems to work.
I have tried patching inside, and outside. Sometimes I do a great patch and then the next day there is a hole underneath the patch I just did.
Skinny jeans don't help either, although I look everywhere for regular jeans.
I keep old jeans and trackies to use as patches.
So what is your advice, what's the best way to patch?
Posted 19 October 2016 - 07:27 PM
I didn't explain that well, sorry.
I press the hole together, turn the jeans inside out, press the interface over the hole, quite a big bit, and then sew up and back, with straight stitch, on the front.
It is quite strong, I do all DH's work trousers too.
Edited by canadianmum, 19 October 2016 - 07:28 PM.
Posted 19 October 2016 - 09:45 PM
PSW tracksuit pants are made with double knees - they are pretty good, but pricey. Primary school wear was their old name - they are mail order.
If your repairs are tearing under the patch, I think you need bigger patches. The whole knee area is probably worn thin, so if you just patch over the actual hole, the next thinnest spot will soon rip. maybe try to patch them before they tear, with a big patch, or with an iron on patch on the inside to give strength.
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