How to Easily Repair Clothes
Posted on Monday, September 10th, 2012 at 10:05 am
Don’t throw away that pair of jeans! There are plenty of ways to repair jeans, sweaters, t-shirts, and other clothing that has gotten a rip, hole, or tear. Here are some tips that will make the repair work quick and easy to do. Try this the next time your favorite jeans get a hole in them or when your kids rip a hole in clothing that was brand new.
Tips for Mending Clothing
Iron on patches are amazing! They are durable, easy to apply, and don’t require you to do any sewing at all.
If you want to do a mending job that blends into the rest of a pair of jeans, I would suggest getting some denim iron on patches. Find patches that match the color of the jeans. Trim off some of the loose strings around the hole in the knee or crotch of the jeans. Follow the directions on the package, and iron the patches onto the jeans. It is really easy!
There are also some really cute iron on patches that can be found at Etsy. These are great if you are going to repair a hole in the knees of jeans that belong to your child. It adds a decorative, whimsical, touch.
You can repair tights!
Little girls can manage to destroy a pair of tights really quickly. Instead of throwing them away, you can repair them! Thrive has step by step directions of how to take a ripped pair of girls tights and repair them by using a new pair of ladies knee-high socks. This will require a minimal amount of sewing.
Can you crochet? You can use that same set of skills to repair a hole in a sweater. Craftzine has a step by step process that you can follow. To do this, you will need to get some yarn. It doesn’t necessarily have to be the same color as the sweater. Pick a different, bright, color, and you can end up with a really unique looking accent on what was once a monotone sweater. Basically, you take the yarn and crochet the hole closed.
Those of you who enjoy doing little sewing projects may want to try a reverse applique. Craftzine has step by step directions for you to follow if you have never done this before. This is a cute and creative way to repair a hole in a shirt, skirt, or pair of jeans.