Wednesday, February 8, 2012

It's What I've Been Working on Wednesday!

I patched another hole in jeans, but this time it was mine! Almost 40 year old women should not play tag on roller skates without all the proper padding on. I may, or may not, know this from experience ;).

Since these were my jeans, I wanted to go for feminine, and since Valentine's Day is approaching, a heart seemed the most logical. I just cut the hole to a heart shape, and sewed a scrap of felted wool behind it, leaving about a 1/2" of denim, so it can fray a little. I stitched it on with a neutral thread first, to make sure it wasn't a wonky heart, then went over it in a contrasting thread. This would be a really cute way to patch a little girl's holey knee for Valentine's Day! I think this will look even better after it's washed a couple times, so the edges fray more, but i'm happy with how it looks.

How's that braided "basket" (I think basket with remain in quotes, until it starts resembling a basket) coming along? Slower than I thought, and a little wonky, but this is a learning experience for me, and I am pleased at my attempt so far.

What have you been working on?


NeedlesAndKims said...

Cute jean patch! Your basket is coming along nicely. I've been working on cashmere toddler hats made from pieces left from other projects. I'll post a photo on your FB page.

Barb said...

Love the patch! So cute! I saw a similar one on Pinterest for little boy's jeans with a monster mouth instead of a heart.

Resweater said...

Barb, I saw that too, a few weeks ago. I have made some of those monster ones (pics on my Pinterest page) for my son. I also made him an owl one.