Fun Ways To Patch Holes In Jeans

by Destri on February 20, 2012

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.

Fun Ways To Patch Denim Pants
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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

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.


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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Chris February 21, 2012 at 9:00 am

I’ve shared a tutorial on my blog for a few different ways I patch pants. Here’s a link:
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Terri February 23, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I love these ideas! I’m especially in love with the doily patches… so very cute!


Vanessa February 26, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you! This inspired me to finally fix some knees on my sons pants! Can’t wait to try the monster patch!


Manon September 2, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Hi Destry,
Wow, so many wonderful ideas! I never would have thought of all these great solutions for an everyday mommy (and daddy) problem.

Having three boys, I know what a hole in pants looks like (can you hear me sigh?).
I hated the denim iron-on patches too when I was younger. But because I am not very good with needle and thread and because I am always short on time, I wanted a product as easy as the denim iron ons, but better and more fun.

And so I developed them myself. Check them out at
It may be a good addition to your list for moms and dads who are not as sew-savvy :).



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