What do YOU do when your favorite pair
of Jeans develops a thin patch or hole?
Throw them in the junk pile?
Or try to restore them?
|Hole worn on the inner thigh area|
|This is what the hole looked like |
when the jeans were turned inside out.
|What you need to repair this hole:|
A piece of Heat n Bond Light large enough to cover the hole and thin area of fabric
and a scrap of jean fabric that closely matches the color of your jeans.
|Take the inside out jeans over to the ironing board|
and lay as flat as you can manage
smoothing out the fabric underneath to be flat as well.
|With your fingers pull the loose fibers taunt|
Look at the photo above to see how the fibers naturally fall
See the difference?
|Cover the area with your piece of Heat n Bond|
(while keeping the fibers pulled taunt)
Lightly iron in place
|Remove paper revealing the shiny adhesive left behind|
|Cover with jean scrap (right side down)|
and iron in place
|This is what the right side of the jeans looks like now.|
Compare to the 1st picture and you can see the difference!
So what we have done so far is to iron a patch on the inside of the jeans.
Next we are going to sew that patch into place and to add some more
thread to the hole area.
|Next find a thread that closely matches the fibers in your jeans|
|The 3 stitches shown above are all mending stitches|
In this case I used #34
to repair the threads that are missing
|Position your applique foot so you will be sewing your|
stitches following the "grain" lines of your jeans.
|1/2 of this is mended|
Can you see the difference?
As you look at the picture the part on the left has been stitched.
|Here is the completed mending job from the right side|
|Okay! One side complete!|
It just so happened that there was a hole on BOTH sides of the
inner thigh area.
(Wonder how that happened?)
So you can clearly see the difference between the
holey side and the mended side!
So there you have it..........Pretty cool, right?...........
Now go find some jeans to mend!