HOW TO REPAIR A HOLE IN THE BACK POCKET OF YOUR JEANS
Has the back pocket of your favorite jeans developed a hole from years of faithfully housing your wallet and keys? Has your once-trusty pocket become the Bermuda Triangle of coins and chapstick? Fret not! Repairing that hole is easy and all it takes is some common objects you probably have lying around the house.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Fabric for the patch (we wear repairs as badges of honor and recommend something that’ll stand out, but you can go for something more subtle)
And of course, the jeans that need repairing
Trim around the edge of the hole.
Cut the fabric into a patch. It’s okay if it skews large—you can always trim it again.
Place the patch inside the back pocket.
Pin the patch into place, making sure the pins only catch the outer pocket fabric and the patch fabric.
Thread both ends of the thread through a needle, leaving a loop on one side.
Anchor the stitch in the denim of the pocket.
Stitch around the hole with a zig zag pattern by alternating between stitching outside the hole and into the patch, making sure to always sew through the patch fabric.
There you have it! You’ve just successfully repaired your first hole. It’s not good as new—it’s good as used, which is even better.
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