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!!