My sis called to let me know her newly repaired jeans are awesome. Her favorite jeans had torn on both back pockets at the inner top corners and a spot by the butt seam was worn through one layer and not yet hole, but very close to baring her bottom. We picked a cute pattern from my stash. I used a method I saw on Craft: How-To: Patching Pants with Stylish Stitches. The patch fabric goes on the inside and you just zigzag stitch over it in all directions, like a sewing machine scribble. The blue thread I used was practically invisible and the actual holes small so only one small area shows the pattern. Okay, looking at that first link again, we should have used a heavier patch fabric. We were going to do a reverse appliqué on her knee like this, but the knee wasn’t a hole quite yet. Both those posts are from their March Mending Month series they did this year. There are a lot of good ideas from those posts.
What’s the good deal? Sis gets uneasy doing nothing and couldn’t sit and watch me work. (I know, weird right?) So she washed my dishes, wiped my counters, took my garbage and recycling down to the garage, broke down boxes from new shelves and a lamp I assembled on Saturday, and vacuumed most of my home. She did all that work and then thanked me for helping her out. She needs me to hem pants for her oldest, so maybe she’ll wash my windows next weekend.