wednes-diy

this is an old pair of jeans that i love, but they’ve got three holes in them.  i was okay with that for a while but now –  maybe because it’s so cold out – i decided it was time to patch them up.

here are some images i found around the web and saved as inspiration for my project:

i really liked the idea of using different shades of denim and prints with blue in them…

this patch of fabric is actually the inside of a pocket from an old pair of jeans, but i love the way it looks – and it fit perfectly over the large hole in the knee of my jeans!

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i used scraps of old denim for the other patches:

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and here’s the finished product!

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i think they look much better.  the only thing i’m not sure about is whether i should do something to the bottoms or not – i might attempt something like this (the genetic patched flare):

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…but i can’t decide. what do you guys think?

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10 years ago

I think you should do it with a lighter denim or even sew your jean with a zig zag seam. that would look cool too. By the way, you did a great job on your jeans. I like them!

Stephanie Bluemel

Maddie
10 years ago

Love all of them except bell bottom one. What about a lace patch? Even a scalloped lace appliqué would be cool…

10 years ago

I think you should cuff and roll them. I think the fabric inside the bell bottom thing has been done. Just roll them and wear them slouchy like boyfriend jeans.

Love the fabrics you picked!

Sarah
http://www.pittsburgh-odds-and-sods.blogspot.com

Halsi
10 years ago

Love the antiqued fabric you chose! I think the big bell is so fun. But it def has been done. I say go for her cuffed slouch idea or a tapered skinny. Both would be fun and unique. :) Good Luck!
Halsi

ellie
10 years ago

i’d only consider this if i was gonna throw my pants away anyway…………….im so hesitant to tweak my own clothes….

10 years ago

I think bell bottom is just the sort of last touch you need. Bell bottom blue colored jean would definitely look awesome.

Or you could give your last bell bottom part a light blue color. ;)

10 years ago

You really look like a creative personality and your design rocks to the core.

10 years ago

you should check out kristen and val’s rendition of the birkin jeans…so cute…i did them last week on a pair of bleached wide legs and they turned out realllly well

http://www.bleachblack.com/?p=7345