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DIY: How to Patch Jeans

DIY: How to Patch Jeans


How to patch jeans

Whether your favorite jeans are starting to get a hole, or your little ones ripped their jeans playing football on the playground or digging for buried treasure in the backyard, you don't have to throw them out yet. You can easily repair jeans with a patch so you can salvage your favorites and save money on replacement pairs.

What you'll need:




Step 1: Cut patch material


Cut a square that is a half inch larger than the tear. This will make sure that you get complete coverage.


Cut patch material



Step 2: Apply adhesive to patch


Iron the adhesive onto the patch material. Only heat it for two seconds.


Apply adhesive to patch


Step 3: Apply patch to hole

Trim the excess adhesive off of the patch and then peel the paper backing off. Place the patch over the hole so that it is completely covered. Use your iron and heat the patch for four to six seconds.

Apply patch to hole



Step 4: Test patch

Let your patch cool and then check to make sure everything is secure. Move the material around to make sure no corners are loose. If so, reapply heat.

Test patch