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Mend Jeans - Patch

Sometimes when jeans get tears, it's simply best to let them go and get new ones. It takes time to patch them and you won't get them looking like new again. Other parts of the jeans may be weakening as well, and before you know it, you'll need to mend various areas. You can tell if this is the case by putting them up to a light. If you can see through it, the fibers are worn out and likely to rip soon in those areas.


But if they are your favorite jeans, you love the fit, and you just want them to last another season or two, you can get them patched.


We'll do our best to color-match the thread to the color of your jeans. As you can see, it will not be a perfect match. Patching a hole will be somewhat visible.



  1. Open the side that is not serged, usually the outer side. Leave enough space to work under the sewing machine.

  2. Cut the desired patch to size with zig zag scissors, this will prevent fraying. Pin in place.

  3. Thread your sewing machine with jeans thread.

  4. Set the machine to zig zag (the triple stitch zig zag) with a width of 4 and a length of 1.5.

  5. Zig zag back and forth to secure the patch and cover the hole.

  6. Sew the side seam back in place.

  7. Tidy up and cut any loose threads off.


If you'd like to extend the life of your favorite jeans, click on the link below to book an appointment. See you soon!



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