How To Sew Jeans Between Your Legs

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How To Sew Jeans Between Your Legs
How To Sew Jeans Between Your Legs

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I love and hate stretch jeans. I like them for the fact that they fit well on my figure, do not hang like regular jeans and fit everything nicely, but they have a significant drawback. Stretch jeans are not as durable and tend to wear out quickly.

How to sew jeans between your legs
How to sew jeans between your legs

Last month, two of my favorite pairs of jeans rubbed right between my legs. And that's just after I altered the buttons for a perfect fit. I was very upset not only because these are my favorite jeans, but also because now I have to visit a bunch of stores before finding a replacement.

Stretch jeans are a little more difficult to sew on than regular jeans. At first I tried to make an ordinary inner seam, but this was only enough for a couple of days.

And then a "brilliant" thought came to me? why not use old stretch jeans for repairs?

No sooner said than done.

In the last week, have I worn these jeans as much as possible and exercised as much as possible? to make sure my method of repairing leaky jeans really works. This turned out to be true and I am glad to share my instructions with you.

Read on to find out how to sew jeans between your legs!

Stage 1: What you need

How to sew jeans
How to sew jeans
  • A pair of damaged jeans
  • Another pair of unwanted old jeans or a scrap of material from them
  • Needle
  • Polyester thread of the required color
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors

If you are thrifty enough, you probably have an unnecessary pair of jeans in the right color in your closet. I am not so perspicacious and always threw them away, I will not do this anymore!

You can definitely do the job better than me if you can find repair jeans in the same color. As you can see in the photo, my color is slightly different.

It is highly advisable to use a polyester thread, as it stretches very well, while a 100% cotton thread will most likely not withstand stress. We can find them on sale at reasonable prices, in extreme cases, you can order from China.

Stage 2: Patch

Jeans patch
Jeans patch
Patch and pins
Patch and pins

Determine approximately what size you need a patch to hide the hole in your jeans. I recommend cutting the patch with the grain in mind. (For example: if the fabric on jeans has a more horizontal direction than vertical, then cut the patch with this in mind.)

I haven't experimented much with the shape of the patch, as you can see, it has smooth edges. You can dream up and make it any shape you want.

Secure the patch securely with pins. A secure fit will simplify your task. Probably, you can use special glue, but I didn’t because it will become more difficult to sew by hand.

Step 3: General Sewing Tips

Sewing up jeans
Sewing up jeans
Sewing up jeans 2
Sewing up jeans 2

Fold the thread in half, the length of the thread is approximately equal to the length of the arm from the elbow to the fingertips. If you have beeswax, you can rub the thread with it. This will help it not get tangled and it will be easier to pull through the fabric.

Pass the needle only through the inside of the patch. Initially, do not pass the needle through the jeans and the patch at the same time - the knot inside the jeans will be very uncomfortable. It would seem like a small knot, no big deal, but when it rubs against your skin for a whole day, it will start to seem just huge.

Stage 4: Sewing up the edges

Sewing up the edges
Sewing up the edges
Sewing up the edges 2
Sewing up the edges 2
Sewing the edges 3
Sewing the edges 3

Usually, before sewing the edges around the entire perimeter, I grab the patch from several sides to secure it.

Try to make miniature stitches - up to 3 mm from the cut with an interval between stitches also up to 3 mm. In the photo above, you can see how it looks.

After you get to the end, make a tight knot, again between the patch and the jeans.

Stage 5: Reinforce the hole

Strengthening the hole
Strengthening the hole
Strengthening hole 2
Strengthening hole 2

This step is optional, but I decided to sew it up just in case, because it will not allow the hole to diverge and will hold the middle of the patch, pressing it tightly against the surface of the jeans. Plain stitching around the perimeter of the hole.

Don't forget to make a knot between the patch and the jeans.

Here. The result is beautifully repaired jeans! ?

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