Do your thighs rub when you walk? No shame from your fellow thick-thighed sister. 😉 If you’ve got thighs, be proud! We worked hard for these, even if they DO rub the seams threadbare along the upper inseam. Ha!
Instead of throwing away my jeans, I repair them and keep on wearing for months or even years. Yes! As I am repairing my favorite pair of jeans today, I’ll walk you through the process.
You will need:
• Denim patches. Can be found at any craft store or order them on Amazon
• Your iron and ironing board
• A pair of scissors
First, turn your iron to the “cotton” setting, and let it warm up for a few minutes. While you’re waiting, cut the patch – you’ll want it larger than the area you’re patching, and make sure to round the corners, you don’t want a corner lifting from the denim and poking you in the nether regions while walking. 😉
Turn your jeans inside out, and lay flat and open on the ironing board. When positioning your patch, make sure that all of the threadbare portions are covered. Lay the shiny side of the patch down on the area to be mended, and iron back and forth for 30-60 seconds, watching as you go. When finished, move on to the other leg.
After ironing both patches to their respective new homes on your jeans, let them cool for a few minutes. Test the edges with your fingernail to see if they’ll separate from the denim and if necessary, iron again.
Turn jeans back right side out, and voila! You have a perfectly functional pair of jeans to keep on wearing over and over and over. Each individual patch individual patch – can repair one pair of jeans for me. SCORE!
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