Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Repairs can be fun!

Do you have a favourite pair of jeans?  I do!  Over the last couple of months there has been a lot of dusty, dirty work to do sorting out the garage and packing up in readiness to move and, my poor favourite pair of jeans has taken a bit of a battering!!  As a result, they had a hole in the knee and I had managed to catch a back pocket on something sharp and make a tear. I didn't really want to throw them away just yet as there will probably be some more dusty work to do at the other end of the move, unpacking.  So I had a think about how I could repair them instead.



I decided to appliqué some heart shapes over the hole/tear.  Firstly, I ironed some fusible interfacing to the back of the worn/torn areas so that they were reinforced.  I traced some heart shapes onto the paper side of some fusible web and fused the shapes to the fabrics I had chosen for the repairs.  I cut out the shapes, peeled off the paper and fused the hearts onto my jeans in the relevant places.  As I still want to be able to wash the jeans, I then finished off the edges with a buttonhole stitch.  It didn't take very long and was fun!



I wouldn't wear them out to dinner but they are great for working in the house!!

4 comments:

  1. Good idea!! You could easily wear them out




    Good idea! They look good enough to wear out ...maybe not to a posh dinner, but okay for McD!










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    1. Actually, I did wear them to a friend's house for dinner recently! :)

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