Patching Blue Jeans

March 2, 2012

Newly patched blue jeans

Time to patch another pair of blue jeans.  I had worn a hole in the knee, but denim is such a durable cloth that the rest of the jeans were still serviceable.  The colorful, log-cabin quilted patch will give new life to these jeans.  This patching project was quick, pleasurable, and satisfying.

Hole on the knee of a pair of blue jeans

Finding fabric for the patch from the scraps of my scraps

Sewing a log-cabin quilt block from the scrappy strips

Big enough

I used adhesive bonding to hold the patch in place.

Then I machine-sewed the patch to the jeans along the outside edge of the block.

Finally, I hand-quilted along the inside seams.

All done. Patched jeans. Ready to wear again.

 

 

10 Responses to “Patching Blue Jeans”

  1. Shirley Mord Says:

    What a great idea, hope a pair of my jeans wear out soon so I can do this.

  2. Adrienne Says:

    Today’s Writer’s Almanac (Garrison Keillor) poem is by Wendell Berry. The poem begins:

    “In Art Rowanberry’s barn, when Art’s death
    had become quietly a fact among
    the other facts, Andy Catlett found
    a jacket made of the top half
    of a pair of coveralls after
    the legs wore out, for Art
    never wasted anything….”

    Kind’a what you do!

  3. garden2day Says:

    I love it! Just beautiful!!!

  4. Sallyann Says:

    Like it ! very effective, very pretty. 🙂

  5. Sherri Says:

    That is so cool, all the hard work of hand stitching really makes it!

  6. Renee Says:

    Rosemary, you can patch my jeans anytime. I am amazed by your multitude of talent


  7. […] of clothing, over and over again, until they literally wear out.  I’ve written before about patching a pair of blue jeans.  I still wear the mended jeans, but for work around the house.  Last week I wore a sleeveless […]


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