Patching my husband's jeans: first pair

What I did:


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Before: these jeans had a hole, surrounded by worn fabric, in one knee. The other knee (not pictured) was also worn — a hole waiting to happen.

Before: the pockets were worn, and there was a small hole in the crotch (not pictured).


I sewed on patches over every hole and every hole waiting-to-happen. Most patches were exterior, but I used an interior patch for the small crotch hole so that it was less visible.

After: Front view of pocket and upper leg patches

After: closeup

After: closeup

After: full-length view