Remember recently when I posted a photo of my new Guess jeans?

I think my boyfriend still thinks I'm a little crazy for going out of my way to purchase jeans with holes in them, especially when he sees me spending time mending holes in the little man's jeans.

But, the worn look has grown on me and I just can't seem to part with it just yet.

A simple summer outfit including a tutorial for patching holes in jeans with lace. #ohsofamous #sponsored

Top: Bra Top $8.99 (Victoria Secret) | Jeans: Guess $22.00 (TJ Maxx) | Shoes: REPORT Greenlyn in black $29.99 (Famous Footwear)

So I absolutely LOVED these new jeans, BUT, when I sat down the hole at the top of my thigh would gape a little more than I liked, and I was a little worried that it would tear more and leave an even bigger hole. So I rifled through my fabric stash and found a lovely off-cut of vintage lace that I had brought home with me from Australia a few years ago. My mum had been cleaning out a lot of her fabrics and yarn and I couldn't stand seeing it being donated, so I borrowed a suitcase and brought most of it home with me. I knew it would come in handy some day. 

So I planned on wearing these jeans last week during a day tour of Temecula – San Diego's wine country (which you will be hearing much more about tomorrow), and made this quick fashion fix 15 minutes before leaving the house.

Simply turn the jeans inside out and cut a patch of lace large enough to fit over the hole you want to patch.

how to patch jeans with lace

Using thread that's as close to the jeans color as you can get, hand-stitch the lace on to the jeans.

how to patch holes in jeans with lace
And there you have it, a quick and easy fashion fix that takes minutes.

And no more hole stretching or gaping.

how to patch holes in jeans with lace.

And I just love these jeans with my new REPORT Greenlyn sandals from Famous Footwear. This is the perfect outfit to wear for running errands and dropping the kids off at school.

casual daytime outfit perfect for summer #ohsofamous #clevergirls #sponsored

Have you seen the Famous Footwear #ohsofamous style gallery? It's a fun place to get inspiration, explore what others are wearing, and see the variety that Famous Footwear offers. Don't forget to share your own #ohsofamous moments.


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


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[email protected] January 26, 2019 - 7:14 am

I’ve done this to a couple of pair of my store bought ripped jeans. It is a great idea!

Sal March 7, 2019 - 7:10 pm

So cute. Bought a used pair of Levis& didn’t realize there was a hole on the edge of back pocket & cheek area. Would the lace fix be too much for a 59 yr old lady’s butt?

Louise May 18, 2019 - 2:16 pm

No way, you rock it and wear them lace booty jeans with pride, you only live once

Melanie May 24, 2019 - 5:37 pm

This is exactly what I want to do with a pair of my jeans!!! I love it!!

Tonya Staab May 24, 2019 - 5:45 pm

It might, but chances are the lace will tear, it all depends on how much the jeans stretch. If you do want to give it a go you will need a piece of lace that has some give in it and isn’t too delicate, and if you can’t find one, you’ll need to leave the lace a little baggy when you stitch it in place, because as the jeans stretch they’ll pull on the lace tearing it.

Leti Segura July 10, 2019 - 8:57 pm

Love this! Love the fact that you reply to the questions, so many people don’t.


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