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Monday, May 25, 2015

Fun and colorful patches in jeans

Patch up holes in jeans with fun and colorful reverse appliqué! A Cucicucicoo tutorial for Refashion Co-op!
We all love our jeans to pieces, don't we? I mean, literally, we often wear them until they're ripped and torn and stained because the more worn-in they are, the more comfortable they are!

When faced with a pair of jeans with a rip, I generally just machine darn the hole to repair it. (Here's my tutorial on machine darning.) But sometimes you just get the urge to add something fun to your clothing, or you need to cover up a stain. In these cases, you can let your imagination go wild and jazz up your jeans with these creative patches made with reverse appliqué!

Patch up holes in jeans with fun and colorful reverse appliqué! A Cucicucicoo tutorial for Refashion Co-op!

First, grab all your jeans in need of some TLC.

Patch up holes in jeans with fun and colorful reverse appliqué! A Cucicucicoo tutorial for Refashion Co-op!

Cut out some strategically-placed shapes.

Patch up holes in jeans with fun and colorful reverse appliqué! A Cucicucicoo tutorial for Refashion Co-op!

Prepare the patches. I like to overlock the edges so that they don't fray.

Patch up holes in jeans with fun and colorful reverse appliqué! A Cucicucicoo tutorial for Refashion Co-op!

Pin the patches under the hole on the inside of the leg. Then sew them in place by machine.

Patch up holes in jeans with fun and colorful reverse appliqué! A Cucicucicoo tutorial for Refashion Co-op!

So much cooler now!

Patch up holes in jeans with fun and colorful reverse appliqué! A Cucicucicoo tutorial for Refashion Co-op!

It can be a little tricky to machine sew patches in the center of pants legs, especially if they're kid's pants, so you can also hand-sew the patches in place. When I do it by hand, I use embroidery thread to add to the colorful effect.

If you want to learn all the details and tricks on how to make these creative patches, just head on over to my blog, Cucicucicoo, for the full tutorial!

Patch up holes in jeans with fun and colorful reverse appliqué! A Cucicucicoo tutorial for Refashion Co-op!

4 comments:

jenny_o said...

I love that fish! Great idea for a different way to fix holes.

cfortin said...

Cute patches! You are right about us loving our jeans to death!


Cindy - EOD
Upycycled Design Lab

cucicucicoo: ecological living said...

Thanks, ladies! My family is always ripping holes in pants, so I'm always trying to come up with new ways for fixing them! :) Lisa

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