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Post by Cheryl Isaa » Sat, 16 Mar 2013 02:39:38



a way to patch a pair of jeans that have split along the back pocket.
They're "stretch denim" and so far two different brands of iron on patch
have peeled off.

I really want to keep them for grunge work outside but don't want the
world to know I have red undies on!

C

 
 
 

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Post by Jinx the Min » Sat, 16 Mar 2013 02:43:57


On Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:39:38 -0400, Cheryl Isaak

Quote:

> a way to patch a pair of jeans that have split along the back
pocket.
> They're "stretch denim" and so far two different brands of iron on
patch
> have peeled off.
> I really want to keep them for grunge work outside but don't want
the
> world to know I have red undies on!
> C

I find that the thinner "mending tape" tends to hold better than the
iron on patches.  I've also then sewed around the borders for good
measure.

Jinx

 
 
 

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Post by Trish Brow » Sat, 16 Mar 2013 05:30:50


Quote:

> a way to patch a pair of jeans that have split along the back pocket.
> They're "stretch denim" and so far two different brands of iron on patch
> have peeled off.

> I really want to keep them for grunge work outside but don't want the
> world to know I have red undies on!

> C

The simplest fix would be to zig-zag a strip of cotton tape (or strong
fabric) on top of the split. You might lose a smidgin of the pocket, but
it's a strong mend and should keep the jeans going a while longer. If
the strip is awkward to keep in place, then baste or tack it down with a
s***of wonder-under or similar.

If the split is awkward enough, then take the pocket off, put a
***y-great patch on the inside and then replace the pocket on top of
the mend. This will add strength as well as covering the patched area
nicely.

HTH,

--
Trish Brown {|:-}

Newcastle, NSW, Australia

 
 
 

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Post by Karen » Sun, 17 Mar 2013 00:26:47


Quote:

> If the split is awkward enough, then take the pocket off, put a
> ***y-great patch on the inside and then replace the pocket on top of
> the mend. This will add strength as well as covering the patched area
> nicely.

I was going to suggest just moving the pocket to BE the patch.

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Post by Trish Brow » Sun, 17 Mar 2013 10:46:37


Quote:


>> If the split is awkward enough, then take the pocket off, put a
>> ***y-great patch on the inside and then replace the pocket on top of
>> the mend. This will add strength as well as covering the patched area
>> nicely.

> I was going to suggest just moving the pocket to BE the patch.

'Pends on whether you need the pocket or not. I love my pockets...

--
Trish Brown {|:-}

Newcastle, NSW, Australia

 
 
 

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Post by oldbo.. » Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:38:29


this is easy.... just wear blue undies!

On Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:39:38 -0400, Cheryl Isaak

Quote:

>a way to patch a pair of jeans that have split along the back pocket.
>They're "stretch denim" and so far two different brands of iron on patch
>have peeled off.

>I really want to keep them for grunge work outside but don't want the
>world to know I have red undies on!

>C

 
 
 

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Post by Bets » Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:49:57



Quote:
> a way to patch a pair of jeans that have split along the back pocket.
> They're "stretch denim" and so far two different brands of iron on patch
> have peeled off.

I usually don't use a patch at all on this.  Instead, I pick a thread
that matches and use the machine stitch that waves back and forth with
lots of little stitches.  I set it all the way wide and a very short
stitch length, then use it to machine darn, going back and forth and up
and down.  I even managed to save my *** daughter's friends favorite
jeans when she caught a back pocket falling out of a tree and ripped out
most of one side of the bottom.

--Betsy