How Do You Patch Jeans?


Quick Answer

To patch jeans, first trim the loose thread around the hole. Iron a fusible patch to the affected area, and sew it to reinforce the repair.

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  1. Trim loose thread

    Use a pair of scissors to trim any loose white threads around the hole. Ensure that the edge is as smooth as possible.

  2. Chalk off the damaged area

    Mark the area around the hole using tailor’s chalk. Leave a 1-inch border around the tear. Cut a piece of fusible denim according to your measurements. Use fusible denim that closely resembles your pair of jeans.

  3. Iron the patch to the jeans

    Turn your jeans inside-out before ironing the denim patch to the affected area. Ensure that the patch is facing cotton-side down before ironing. Set your iron to the steam setting and iron from side to side for at least one minute. Turn the jeans right-side-out and repeat on the outside. Allow the patch to cool.

  4. Stitch the patch

    Turn the jeans inside-out and use a sewing machine to stitch the patch in place. Repeat the process on the other side. Use thread that matches your jeans as close as possible.

  5. Trim loose thread

    Carefully trim loose thread on both sides of the patch. Press the patch again for the best result.

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