Visible Machine Darning on Jeans
What I did:
I had initially mended these jeans for my husband a while ago, when I had less experience mending jeans. My earlier mends held, but, as inevitably happens, new holes appeared elsewhere in the jeans.
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Since my previous round of patches had been visible, I decided it was fine for the next round to be visible as well. I used machine darning in a contrasting color (with reinforcing interior patches) to tack down the holes and frays.