Printed fabric patch jeans tutorial
|Print patch jeans|
I'm not usually a boho queen but this is one look I can pull off.
I've done a patchwork jean in a past tutorial with off-cuts of dark and regular denim.
|Lie jeans flat and cut patches|
I wanted a print patch this time around. The only horrible thing about this DIY - you very likely will have to hand-sew these patches on. It's not easily done on a sewing machine. A jean leg is narrow. Trying to twist and rotate a sewing machine around a patch is a schlep.
You could unpick the sides, sew your patches, and re-sew the sides again.
Hand sewing is not a lot easier I'm afraid to say. One hand is inside the leg of your jeans trying to hold it open. The other hand is trying to sew. Denim is a thick heavy fabric. If you are up cycling a pair of skinny leg jeans - as I did here - there is NOT a lot of room to work. Just saying.
|Fold, iron and sew hem around edges|
You need: -
matching colour thread
You do: -
Lie your jeans flat on a flat surface.
Select a few pieces of fabric. You are going to hem your patches onto your jeans so make sure your fabric pieces are bigger than your intended patch size.
|Pin and sew patches|
Sew around the edges of your patches.
Pin them to your jeans.
Hand-sew in place.
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See you next week,