Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Some Patchwork Fun

Boys. I love my son very much, but he sure can be hard on his clothes...especially pants!

See what I mean? Poor pants, they only made it one wear before this happened.

I was trying to think of something simple, but still fun that would work to patch these puppies up. I had some green corduroy hanging around begging to be used, that just do happened to already have some heavy duty iron on adhesive attached. So, I used it! I cut it into a star shape. Practical but still fun and still cool enough for a five year old to wear to school. Very important.

Tada! All patched up. However, being that it was a clear, round hole, I decided to cut another star out of some striped cotton I have. I placed that on the underside of where the corduroy star on the outside was placed. That way, they would fuse nicely without any sticky-ness happening and causing me to iron the first star to the backside of the leg. That would be no fun.

Here's a look at the inside of the pants leg. There was another tear just beginning, so I decided to try and head it off with another cotton I had with some fusible. Just ironed it on the underside there to hopefully keep the other hole from getting too far....yeah, good luck with that one! I'm sure it will need a star of it's own soon...

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! The little stars are perfect. The boys were always so rough on their clothes. I don't think either of them had intact knees in their pants from grades 1-3. LOL!