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!


i used scraps of old denim for the other patches:

patches crop

and here’s the finished product!



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):


…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

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!


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!

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