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How to Patch a Hole in Your Jeans

Learn how to patch a hole in your jeans with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

We all have that favorite pair of jeans – they might provide the perfect fit, all-day comfort or just make you feel good. But what happens when you get a rip in those jeans? Instead of throwing them away, patch them up! With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn how to easily patch a hole in your jeans.

How to Patch a Hole in Your Jeans
Everyone has a favorite pair of jeans. But what happens when wear and tear take a toll? Learn how to patch a hole in your jeans with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

What You’ll Need

  • Thread that matches your jeans
  • Fusible
  • Scissors
  • Iron-on patches
  • Swatch of spare denim
  • Sewing machine
  • Ironing board and iron

Option 1: Iron-On Patch

If you have a small hole in your jeans, an iron-on patch is an easy solution. Measure the hole and cut a piece of denim fabric that’s at least 1/2 inch larger than the hole. If you’re using scrap denim and fusible, you’ll attach the patch from the inside of your jeans. If you’re using an iron-on patch, apply it from the outside of your jeans. Iron the patch for 4-6 seconds and it allow it to cool. Test the patch to make sure it adhered to the jeans.

Options 2 & 3: Sewing Repair

Hand Sew – For small rips that aren’t very wide, you can do some sewing repair by hand. This is where some minimal sewing skills will come into play. A blind stitch is recommended, as it makes the hole disappear and the stitches harder to see when you’re finished. To start, cut away any of the frayed parts – not the fabric. Start 1/2 inch from the right edge of the hole and thread your needle from the inside of the jeans to the top. Make vertical stitches and gradually make them bigger until they’re the height of the hole. Pull the thread and make it taught to make it invisible. You can also use a piece of scrap fabric to simply patch the hole, as seen in the video below from Levi’s®.

Machine Sew – If you have some sewing know-how, you can use your sewing machine to repair your jeans, either with a scrap piece of fabric, denim or some stitches. Watch the video from Levi’s® for a quick tutorial.

If your jeans are beyond repair, you can always find a new pair of perfect jeans at Blain’s Farm & Fleet. We’re your denim headquarters. You can find jeans for the whole family from top brands like Levi’s®, Carhartt and Wrangler, all at a price you’ll love. For more tips on clothing repair and finding the right jeans for you, visit our Clothing blog.


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