This time I have a neat little trick for you. I'm one of those people who is not able to let their jeans go. If I find a pair that fits me well, I will wear it until they literally fall off. Some time ago I saw this post by Knit Yourself Pretty and now I decided to share my way of prolonging the life time of jeans with the help of interfacing and sewing machine. So..let's do this!
First, take your jeans. If the tear is somewhere away from the seams, you can skip this step. But my tear was pretty close to the seam and I decided to unravel the topstitches and the seam. I didn't need to unravel the overlock stitch as I had enough room after taking apart the seam.
|All ready for sewing|
|Another worn spot near the knee.|
Redo your seams and topstitches and enjoy the result.
|Closeup of the knee spot|
|Closeup of the big tear.|
|Put it on and no one can tell!|
And that's how it's done. Brilliant, isn't it?
What kind of tricks and tips do you have for repairing jeans? Did you find it helpful? Let me know :)
And as a bonus. A few pics of the red jeans. Unfortunately someone's fingers were on most of the shots so I only have two decent(ish) to share. (Damn it, I have tiny hands, apparently not tiny enough*sigh*)
I was in quite a bit of a hurry, so I didn't have time to draft the pattern myself and I used Burdastyle 3-2013 Boy's Trousers(#152) pattern. The hip and thigh area is a bit wide and the calf is a bit tight compared to the rest of the jeans. I know it's meant to be slim fit, but considering that the kid is 128cm tall, the pattern was for 134cm kid and this kid is fit and skinny, then..Don't know what kind of kid did they make the pattern for. A stick figure maybe? But knowing how kids grow, he'll grow out of these in no time. But to be sure, I added about 5cm of allowance in the hem so that it's possible to make the jeans a bit longer.
Sorry for the mammoth post