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  1. Jodi
    May 27, 2009 @ 6:36 am

    As the mom of 4 boys, I am so glad to have run across this. You made it sound so easy to do, that I think that I will give it a try. Thanks !


  2. MomOfFour
    May 31, 2009 @ 7:07 am

    What I would like to know is how to sew patches by machine on the knees of jeans. My kids are always wearing out the knees and it is a big job by hand, but I can’t figure out how to fit them into the machine properly without sewing through the material to the other side.

    What is the best way to patch those knees ????


    • bridget
      February 16, 2012 @ 10:25 am

      what i do is stitch rip some of the seam on the inside lay it flat sew your patch on then sew up your seam easy peasy


  3. Genevieve
    June 6, 2009 @ 9:51 pm

    MomOfFour, my mother-in-law’s method of repairing jean knees was to open the seam on both sides of the knee, put a new strip of denim across the knee and hem it down on two sides, and then enclose it in the seam. She must have had a very strong sewing machine to sew through all that denim.

    There really isn’t any good way to get your sewing machine in there. Just baste your patch firmly into place and then maneuver the sewing machine needle around the patch a bit at a time. You might have to turn the machine by hand if it wants to go too fast.


  4. Maggie
    January 20, 2010 @ 4:36 pm

    I find that fabric glue makes jeans stiff and crunchy. I thought this was a great idea until I tried it. Back to needle and thread for me.


    • Admin - Danelle Ice
      January 24, 2010 @ 7:17 pm

      @Maggie: Sorry to hear that. I guess a big part is how large the patch area is and where on the jeans it is located (like a knee area as opposed to a spot which doesn’t bend very much). Good luck!



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  7. Jack
    February 19, 2011 @ 5:20 am

    I buy most of my jeans from thrift stores and wear them until they begin to rip in places. If the jeans are otherwise in good condition I patch them. BUT I didn’t think about sewing the hole, before patching.

    I can see where that will help the patch hold things together longer.


  8. Home Ever After
    May 27, 2009 @ 8:48 am

    @Jodi: I think I am going to try out this method too. They have some really fancy patches at Walmart in the sewing section, and they would make plain jeans look just like the expensive ones with all the embellishments.

    Thanks for the great article!


  9. Home Ever After
    May 31, 2009 @ 10:04 am

    @Mom of Four: Here is a great DIY for how to sew the patches for knees of jeans, using either hand stitching or a machine. Hope this helps!


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