+ The quick 3 step hole patch-up tutorial

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Everyone needs to learn how to sew in a patch…everyone. And there are a couple looks and ways to do it. I bought these pants on purpose with holes in them and after a bit of use the hole got big enough that I was beginning to worry about it ripping really wide. Because I still like the hole’s look and being there, I slapped on a quick patch that keeps the look of the hole, and eliminates what was going on underneath and the possibility of tearing wider. The is super quick and easy, you can’t go wrong.

top/pants: hm  // jacket: f21 (similar)// shoes: sam edelman

piece of jean that is similar to the color and stretch to the jean being patched. I used what was left over after hemming.
matching thread and sewing machine OR just a needle

1. Slide the piece of jean into your pants, centering it around the patch. Pin a lot of the extra material of the jean piece down, so one of the ends of the jean piece doesn’t flip into your work as you are sewing.
2. Sew around the hole with matching thread with your sewing machine (leave needle in down position and do a lot of pivoting around the hole). OR by hand use a needle and thread and make tighter stitches around the hole.
3. Flip inside out and cut of the remaining!
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  1. I think this still looks distressed without the skin showing underneath. I will do that with Rachel’s jeans on the knee. Thanks.

  2. I guess contrast patches could be used to make more of a feature. For example tartan would give them an on trend punky feel. Helene@revivalvintage

  3. this is perfect for a very cold winter!!! nice idea!!!


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