Jeans machine darning, less visible (for my husband)

What I did:


Another pair of my husband's jeans had some holes. I used the technique of interior patches and exterior machine darning. While sometimes I make these sorts of mends very visible, this time I wanted them to be close to invisible, so I used a matching thread for the machine darning.

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Before: the jeans had some worn fabric and holes at the pockets and upper thigh

Before: closeup of one of the holes


After: closeup of the close to invisible mend on the upper thigh

After: zoomed out view of mend at upper thigh of jeans