You’ve stretched the knee holes in your jeans and now it’s time to fix them. We show you how to make easy patches for ripped jeans.
A few years ago I showed you how to patch women’s jeans with lace. The tear I had in those jeans was on the thigh making it the perfect place to add a pretty piece of lace that wouldn’t stretch too much with movement.
When I bought these jeans though they had holes in the knees that were kind of a rectangular shape. Not only did those holes stretch, but they also split down my shins as well. I didn’t want to put lace in these because they needed something a little tougher that would hold up with me sitting down constantly.
How to make patches for ripped jeans
I found a pretty canvas at Joann’s that was perfect for the job. In case you want this particular fabric to patch your own jeans, it’s called ‘Dewdrop Navy Cotton Canvas Fabric’.
- Canvas fabric or stretchy fabric (preferable for knee holes)
- Embroidery thread – jeans color and a contrasting color
Cut a piece of fabric just a little larger than the hole that you need to patch.
Using a few strands of embroidery thread in a contrasting shade as the jeans, stitch the tear in the jeans so you are left with just the hole to patch.
Pin the patch inside the hole. Using a few strands of embroidery thread in a similar color as the denim jeans, sew the patch into place.
More ideas for jean patching and repairing
Are you looking for more ways for repairing, patching, or repurposing jeans? Take a look at these too:
- Turn jeans into shorts and patch knee holes
- Patch women’s jeans with lace
- Make cut-off shorts out of jeans and hem them with fabric
- Hem little girls jeans with fabric and ribbon