Use hand sewing to repair holes in jeans
The corner of a pocket is often the first place you’ll notice your jeans are beginning to wear, so it’s critical to repair a hole in the back pocket before it gets too big. With the right supplies and some hand sewing, you can repair the hole.
The color of thread you use depends on how visible you want the repair to be; shades of gray and blue are good choices for blue jeans, with dark and light gray thread being less noticeable than dark blue thread.
Steps to Repair Pocket Hole
What’s the best way to patch a hole in your pocket?
2. Cut the Patch
As a patch, use one-sided fusible interfacing or a scrap of light fabric.
3. Attach the Patch
If you’re using one-sided fusible interfacing, iron it over the inside of the jeans according to the manufacturer’s instructions; a scrap of fabric can also be basted or pinned in place.
The Sewing Design
You can also get really creative with stencils, thread, and embroidery software to create your own design.
Using the Backstitch to Attach the Patch
The second set of backstitch stitches on this quilt were done with a red FriXion pen, which erases quickly and easily when heated, and the final set of stitches is sewn perpendicular to the first set.
Other Mending Posts on The Ruffled Purse
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How do you fix a ripped pants pocket?
Place the torn pocket piece over the repair fabric, but not through the torn pocket, to determine where to sew the bottom of the pocket. Place pins in the repair fabric – but not through the torn pocket – around the curved edge of the pocket piece. Remove the torn pocket.
Why do my jeans rip at the back pocket?
Back pockets are typically folded a few times at the seams and sewn into a single layer of denim, putting the fabric under stress over time.
How do you fix a hole in a mesh pocket?
Place a water bottle in the hole in the pocket. Peel the backing off one of the pieces of Tenacious Tape and apply it over the hole, completely covering the edges. Some of the tape will stick to the plastic bottle in the pocket; gently pull it away and remove the bottle.
How do you fix a tear without sewing?
Set your clothes iron to a low setting without steam and press the tape area for three to five seconds all along the tear.
How do you fix a tear in fabric by hand?
Hand Stitching Begin at the bottom of the rip, inserting the needle underneath the fabric and coming to the top. Take a small stitch to secure the end, then move across the rip and take another vertical stitch.
What to do if you rip your pants?
If your pants have ripped recently, hide it by tying your sweater around your waist, or if your shirt is long, pulling it down; if not, borrow a safety pin, or borrow something from a friend to cover that gaping hole that could reveal the secret of your universe.
Why do my Levis keep ripping?
This is most likely due to friction between your legs, as well as stretching if they were a little too tight. It’s also possible that your jeans are a size too small.