Jeans. Dungarees. Levis. Lucky. Whatever you call them and whatever brand you wear, they are a staple in the American wardrobe. I have a massive love hate, mostly hate, relationship with jeans. I do have my favorites and they both happen to have holes in them, on purpose. My husband can’t wrap his head around clothing that purposely has holes in it. He clearly was never a teenage girl in the 80s. But close your eyes and dream with me for a second. Ok, only close one eye so you can still read. You are wearing your favorite holey jeans, you climb up into the front seat of your big old SUV and you hear a little rip. Suddenly your perfectly holey jeans are now a little too holey. But they are your faaaaaavorite.
Now what? I rediscovered an old fashioned remedy to fix holey jeans and now I can wear my jeans without showing too much of anything no one really wants to see.
May I present to you, the patch.
I’m not advocating you use these a la Peter Brady, but when the perfect tears become borderline obscene and random strangers hand you trench coats because you look like a flasher, it may be time to address the holeyness of the holey jeans.
Here is how I used them.
Take a patch, contrasting or a similar color, and place it under the tear, not on top of it.
Sew it into place with a fun colored thread and your jeans are ready to be worn again.
See the light and dark patches showing through? Fun right?
Think of The Possibilities
You could use fabric paint to paint the patches any color you want.
Try patterned patches for some added interest.
An old scarf, shirt or even sheets could make a great fabric reveal under the holes.
Pretty much anything goes.
Now you don’t have to search for a new favorite pair of jeans! You may have even made your favorites a little better.