Saturday, January 15, 2011

patchwork days

The knee on my son's corduroys ripped. (Pre-distressed cords are a bad idea, really, but they were the only brown pants we could find when we were shopping for Indiana Jones costume components a few months ago.) He requested a red patch. This is my first time doing this kind of patch. I unpicked/seam-ripped the non-topstitched leg seam in order to be able to do this.

I like it! (I hope it doesn't rip again near the edge of the patch!)

I also mended a backpack and hemmed jeans for my talented bow-making neighbor today, too. I think I'm going to make a few quilt blocks next. :)
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Jennwith4 said...

did you use a jeans needle to do this?

Anonymous said...

Nice job!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Loved this. Reminded me of a Similar repair I did on brown cords for my then 8 year old (now nearly 17) I had to lengthen them too for her, so cut each leg horizontally: one below the knee, one above, and added 4" red cord ... That made the repair easier as I had access to the knee!