A fun email popped up in my inbox this weekend from Susan. She has her grandkids for the week and her daughter dropped the kids off with every single pair of jeans having holes in them. Her email had me giggling as she explains how her daughter claims to have been scarred for life from having to wear iron on denim patches, and heaven forbid she do the same to her children’s pants. She asked if I had any ideas for “fun and cool” ways to patch denim jeans.
You’re in luck Susan, do I ever! I have included some no-sew options along with some sewing machine required techniques. Most of these ideas could be adapted for a boy or girl. And really even though this is a list to mend pants, every one of these ideas are a great way to add some personality.
Fun Ways To Patch Jeans And Pants
- Use a guitar applique - my son loved this
- I can’t wait to try a monster patch – seriously cute
- Celebrity style patches
- Argyle patches can be put anywhere
- Square fabric patches
- Add some leather patches
- Feeling ambitious? How about hexagon patches
- Use doilies as patches
- Sew in a Union Jack patch
- Add a strip of fabric and a bow – in love with this
- Use reverse applique – love the football
- Use old t-shirts to make knit patches
- Use some stylish stitches
I hope this helps Susan! I have to say, you have one lucky daughter. Good luck and let me know how the mending goes!
I also had to laugh because my friend and I were just talking about how all of the sudden our 4 and 5 year-olds have holes in all of their pants. So this was perfect timing and just what I needed to get inspired for some mending.
Readers, do you have any fun ways to patch pants? Link them up, or let us know in the comments.