This evening I decided to finally patch my favorite, comfortable jeans.
I was inspired by India Flint's book, Second Skin: Choosing and Caring for Textiles and Clothing. It's a beautiful book. The photography is amazing. You can almost feel the textures! I will go into more detail about this book in another post. Just know that I was thinking about those lovely stitched and patched pieces of cloth when I sat down to stitch my own humble pair of jeans.
Such a large tear called for two layers of patching. I found some indigo dyed ikat cotton and stitched a patch to the inside first.
I then created a patch to fit directly over the tear. I wanted it to match the colors of the jeans as closely as possible.
After ladder stitching around the edges of the patch. I did running stitch all the way around and then decided to do rows of running stitch across the patch.
The finished patch. I like the quilted feel of it. It seems pretty sturdy.