I have a pair of cropped jeans that I absolutely love. They're perfectly broken in, soft and so comfy. When I bought them they had a few trendy holes already in them. But over the years the holes have ripped and gotten bigger and there's just so much thigh I'm willing to expose to the world.
A bit of scrap fabric and 5 minutes later and I had given my old favorites a new life. I originally patched them last summer, but recently added another patch. I'm asked about them often so I'm sharing my "holey moley that was fast" patch tutorial with you.
Supplies you'll need:
(found at craft stores)
*Fabric for Patch
1. Cut a piece of fabric just a little bigger than the rip or hole.
2. Squeeze a line of glue around the edge of your fabric and apply it to your inside out jeans, right over the hole you want covered.
Press down on the edges of the fabric as you're applying to make sure you've got good contact, then let the glue dry. You're done!
This fabric glue is super strong and has held up under many washings. I originally bought two pairs of these jeans and cut the other pair off for shorts and patched those as well.
I don't sew. At all. So I'm not one to have lots fabric on hand. I used fabric from table cloths that I cut had up and used for another project. You could use a bandana, a vintage hanky or napkin, or if you're cleaning out your closet, cut a scrap from an old favorite shirt.
How easy was that?