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#1 ABabyPlease

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?


#2 ~Kestrel~

Posted 19 October 2016 - 02:56 PM

Next Direct do good regular jeans. No advice on patching, sorry.

#3 marple

Posted 19 October 2016 - 02:58 PM

I'd have to learn how to sew. No advice sorry but good on you for being so capable and organised.

#4 JaneMummy

Posted 19 October 2016 - 03:21 PM

I find double layer patching stands up well.

#5 Guest_canadianmum_*

Posted 19 October 2016 - 03:32 PM

I have been mending today. I iron interfacing on the wrong side of the jeans and then straight stitch back and forth.
If you look in the shops, you can buy jeans that already look like this.
Dead handy ;)

#6 magnanimous

Posted 19 October 2016 - 03:38 PM

Meh. Jeans with holes in the knees are now trendy again. I just get them to keep wearing them. Trackies i through out when they get holes.

#7 ABabyPlease

Posted 19 October 2016 - 07:02 PM

Thanks all

Canadianmum - I'm an amateur sewer so I'm not sure what you mean. I can iron on interfacing but are you stitching the interfacing on or stitching over the rip?




#8 foom

Posted 19 October 2016 - 07:09 PM

If he is going to wear them to play footy he wears the onea with holes. Or shorts. Footy players wear shorts don't they?

#9 ABabyPlease

Posted 19 October 2016 - 07:12 PM

Good point from but he insists on long pants....  I might try this line for next year.

#10 Guest_canadianmum_*

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.


#11 Guest_canadianmum_*

Posted 19 October 2016 - 07:29 PM

https://www.google.c...2&dpr=2#imgrc=_

#12 seepi

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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