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Hello, this is Daniela from Sewing For A
Living. In this video I’m going to show you a very common way to fix a hole in
jeans. On the pair that we’re about to fix the hole is only on one side. But I
always recommend doing both sides because the fabric is going thin and
even if there is not a hole yet there will be one soon. What we’re going to do
is patch the inside of the legs under the holes. Find a piece of denim fabric
that is similar in color to the pair we are about to repair. In case you don’t
have any denim you might use any type of fabric as long as it doesn’t stretch. It
should be woven so it holds the worn off part. It also shouldn’t distort once it’s
done. But don’t pick a very thick patch, too. This might make the jeans uncomfortable to wear. Cut out two patches that replicate the shape of the hole.
Leave the patches a bit bigger than the hole. Otherwise the fabric that is worn off
around the hole will break soon and this is what would happen – another hole right
next to the patch. Clean the edges of the patch so they won’t fray. I use a serger
but if you don’t have one you can use a zig zag stitch or any type of over
casting stitch. So, patches are ready and we need to attach
them on the inside of the leg. Choose a thread that matches the color
of the jeans as much as possible. All jeans have that melange color so there is
no way to find a thread that matches perfectly. But the best match you make,
the less visible the repairment would be. Attach the patches on the inside of the
jeans. Sew at the back center seam, inside leg, and as far as the patch would go.
Make sure to pull the jeans leg slightly so it doesn’t gather under the
patch. Move the jeans around so you can work
at any direction you want. Attach the second patch. Sewing directly on the seams make
the patches more durable. If you put them on the fabric that is more or less warn
you’re going to get results that last shorter. Keep turning the jeans around and
pulling the fabric underneath. Now, turn the jeans around so you can
stitch on the face of the fabric. This way you are going to be able to see what
you are doing while you are stitching and correct the direction so you get the
best results possible. Try to make the stitches in direction that goes with the
grain. This way the stitches would be less
visible. Make around the forward and backward stitches. You should sew all the
way on the patch. This is a sort of a freestyle. Just keep making stitches
forward and back. Once you’ve cover the whole surface of the
patch you are done. Turn the jeans around and do the other leg. This time we are going to try another
direction of sewing to show the difference. This is how the jeans work on
the inside. Check for remaining threads and wrinkles.
Wrinkles happen because the ripped fabric got stretched. You can avoid that effect
if you iron on the area before sewing. If this happens, just brake several stitches,
adjust the fabric, and sew over again. This is how it looks like on one side
and on the other side you can see the difference. Anyway, it’s really hard to
notice when you wear the jeans. I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial. If so share
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James Carver

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