Oh wait, there's no joke there. I walked into our cleaver (doesn't everyone get a cleaver for a wedding present?) and it cut a few tiny threads in my favorite, favorite jeans which I knew would turn into a full fledged hole in a few days.
And lo, it did.
So I decided I should finally learn to mend.
Before I started on my favorite pants ever, I, of course, practiced on things I didn't care about: an old pair of sweatpants, ripped jeans I don't wear anymore, a zip hoodie I only wear to work, and my husband's pants.
I started off with some ripped jeans I never wear any more. They are pretty faded already, so finding a shade to match would be kind of hard... so i went contrasting.
|ripped jeans back|
|patch close up|
|ripped jeans knee|
This zip hoodie has probably reached the end of it's life. I've had it for a good 6-7 years, it's thin, there are holes I don't think I can patch, and should probably be thrown out. I didn't mind the ones near my wrist, but the one on my elbow was noticeable to the point that I had a customer (at the job where I have a company shirt and the only dress code is no jeans) comment on it. I'm pretty happy with the results. I had to back the elbow patch with scrap (which was black/white check) to cover the hole, but I don't mind. I think the other elbow is about to go though....
|The cleaver hole!|
|cleaver hole close up|
|interfacing ironed on to inside of jeans|
|It doesn't disappear, but it doesn't scream "patched!" either|