It's that time of year when I go through my kid's summer clothes and replace them with fall and winter clothes. It's also that time of year when I cringe at the amount of money we'll need to spend to make sure they have everything they'll need! That includes replacing the perfectly nice jeans that still fit but have holes at the knees. This year instead of trashing those jeans and replacing them I have a new plan!
Don't trash those jeans! Patch them!
DIY Monster Patch
|The eyes are like that on purpose. My boys wanted "crazy eyes"|
Jeans with a hole
Your choice of colored felt
Needle and thread (Or iron-on interfacing)
To make the mouth, cut out a circle of felt a little bigger than the hole in the pants.
Cut out teeth and eye shapes
Sew the teeth to the top of the mouth
Sew the mouth/teeth felt to the inside of the pants (You could use iron on interfacing instead but I've found sewing it holds better)
Sew on the eyes
My boys had fun picking out the colors for their monsters and have been wearing their jeans...a lot. Which means I've put them through the wash a couple of times and they've held up fine. Just make sure to stitch those eyes on really good.