I'm not a big seamstress nor am I financially able to just go out and purchase new ones.
So I used crochet!
First, we had one just horizontal tear. I cleaned up strands and crocheted around the edges as you would a pillowcase our towel.
I crocheted a second row around using a slip stitch chain 3 around. Then I crocheted across the hole connect each a loop on each side with a chain 3. This is what the final result looked like.
This is what it looked like on.
Oh, for this pair of jeans, I used Lion Brand Trellis. I chose that one because, well, it's cool looking but also because it is nylon making it a little stretchy. I thought a little stretchy would be good on the knee especially since the jeans were also stretchy.
The other pair of jeans had the hole a little lower than the knee and x-shaped. First, I laid it flat and joined the edges with just a few stitches. Nothing pretty. Just enough to hold it together.
|This was before the few stitches.|
You would normally sew this on with pink thread, but I didn't have pink. I used a light tan thread. I put a booklet in the slender leg of the jeans which allowed me to sew against it without attempting to stick my hand in the jeans.
Here's the finished product!