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    Super Member MommaDorian's Avatar
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    Since ya'll are such a wonderful source of information, does anybody know how to patch jeans? My DD is really rough on her pants. I bought iron-on patches from Walmart. They don't stay on. I haven't even washed them yet and they are already peeling off. How can I get them to stay on?

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    I gave up on iron-ons years ago. I use ond jeans to cut patches and sew them on. If I can, I will use the machine, but generally end up doing it by hand.

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    I used to iron them on and then stitch whenever possible. If it's a place you can't reach I don't know what to tell you!

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    I do jean on jean as well. I open the pant leg to do it, and I stitch that baby down good, then sew the leg back up.

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    I always iron them on and them stitch them all around the outside.

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    I wanted to stitch them on too, but the leg is too narrow. I'd have to take them apart to do that, but I'm not confident enough that I'd be able to get them back together. Then she'd be pantsless, considering jeans are all she'll wear.

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    With boys, I found that as soon as I bought a pair of jeans, I would wash them, sew on a patch of old, well washed jeans material. With the added protection inside, these jeans lasted far longer than others.

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    just like fusable applique you still have to stitch them down after fusing them. press the iron on patch over the hole very well, it takes a HOT iron. then let it cool completely and stitch a zig-zag stitch around the patch. you can also put appliques over the hole, use the iron on patch on the inside and an applique of some sort on the outside. double the thickness then and hopefully will hold up a little longer.

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    I open up the leg as well in order to iron on then stitch on the patch...Ironing it on eliminates the need to pin! It's really not difficult to put the leg back together as long as you take out the inseam, which is a regular seam and not felled seam like the outer seam is.

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    Ok, you guys have convinced me to try taking the inseam out. Worst case scenario is I can't get them back together. They're not wearable the way they are anyway.

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