How To Mend the Rips in Denim Jeans

How To Mend the Rips in Denim Jeans

In this post professional tailor and alteration specialist will teach you how to patch holes in your denim jeans.
Using this easy way to fix jeans you can prolong the life of your jeans.
If the thread will be fit accurately to fabric color the hole will be no visible.

Learn how to patch the holes or rips in a pair of blue jeans in this step-by-step DIY denim repair tutorial.

How To Mend the Rips in Denim Jeans, step 1

Threads are the most important condition for successful patching the holes and rips on jeans. Choose the thread carefully. It is advisable to make prototypes before you start to darn jeans rips.

How To Mend the Rips in Denim Jeans, step 2

To darn holes in jeans, you will definitely need a piece of adhesive fabric.

How To Mend the Rips in Denim Jeans, step 3

Press a piece of adhesive fabric on the back of the hole, as shown.
Note: Big rips need to be strengthened with a piece of denim also.

How To Mend the Rips in Denim Jeans, step 5

If the jeans are single-colored, it's easy to choose the thread. And how to choose a thread if the fabric of jeans is multicolored? In this case, you can select the two primary thread colors of fabric. Insert main thread in the needle. Dark tint of thread you can to wind on the bobbin. To fix this jeans hole I use two threads.

How To Mend the Rips in Denim Jeans, step 6

To mend your jeans you need have sewing machine that can sew in reverse (some really old sewing machine like Singer can't).
Set standard straight stitch.

How To Mend the Rips in Denim Jeans, step 7

Set small length of straight stitch.

How To Mend the Rips in Denim Jeans, step 8

If your sewing machine has a removable table, remove it.

How To Mend the Rips in Denim Jeans, step 9

Now take a scissors and delete the threads of the denim fabric so you have a clean edge of hole before sewing.

How To Mend the Rips in Denim Jeans, step 10

During darning the holes or rips of jeans you will have to use the reverse lever constantly.

How To Mend the Rips in Denim Jeans, step 11

Now it's time to start darning.
First make stitches perpendicular to the longitudinal line of the rip, as shown.

How To Mend the Rips in Denim Jeans, step 13

Next stitches need to be made obliquely, along the main fiber of the jeans fabric, as shown on this photo.

How To Mend the Rips in Denim Jeans, step 14

I hope you were able to mend a hole on your jeans well, so that it will not be noticeable.

English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
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