My son (and husband!) are tough on pants.
My rough-and-tumble almost-9-year-old son can put a hole in a pair of jeans in about oh, 5 minutes.
I have a quick no-sew solution for all these torn up pants.
Denim Iron-on patches.
I know what you are thinking… “Iron-on patches? Those are so ugly!
That is exactly why I iron them on the inside of the pants.
They are seriously so easy and only require an iron and about 2 minutes of my time.
Just inside-out the clothing item that needs repair, position the iron-on patch, and you guessed it, iron it on.
For smaller areas or weird shaped areas you can even cut the patch to the size you need before you iron it on.
Voila. When you are done, this is what it looks like:
Yes, you still see the frayed area (but isn’t that the “in” look right now anyway?) but now the hole won’t continue to grow and completely ruin your clothing item.
Believe it or not, these patches hold up quite well in the wash.
As you can see, my son has been quite busy in the ruining-his-pants department.
But after a few iron-on patches, those tears aren’t going anywhere.
Now he has the “cool” look of worn pants without his pants actually wearing out and needing to be tossed.
I’ve seen totally adorable ways to patch pants but they all involve sewing. Yes, I can sew, but honestly, I’d prefer to take the easier quicker way when it comes to mending clothes.
You can purchase these iron-on patches at any fabric store, Wal-Mart, Target, etc. I think I’ve even seen them at CVS.
Next time you get a little hole in your clothes, don’t toss them out. Patch them.