I recently wore a hole in the knee of my favorite jeans. At first it was just more of a threadbare spot on the knee. Then it definitely split, leaving a bit of skin peeking out. Before long, there was a full on hole, and I didn't want to wear the jeans anymore.
I wanted to patch the jeans, but I couldn't find any patches that I liked. I decided to create my own patch with a piece of felted wool and some embroidery floss. I already had loads of colors of floss, so I just needed the felted wool. I picked up a small roll, about the size of a placemat, from Michael's for $3.99. I cut out an oval-ish shape slightly larger than the hole, and I used a very loose, whip stitch to secure the wool to the jeans. I didn't take pics of this project, because I wasn't even going to post this, but every time I wear them people ask, "Where did you get those jeans?!" Too funny!
Here is my patch job!
The felted wool comes in many different colors (reds, greens, yellows, etc.), and the embroidery floss comes in EVERY color! I chose blue because I wear A LOT of blue tones, and I didn't want the patch to stand out too much. I do think, however, that it would be fun to have a red patch with yellow stitching or some other eye catching combo!
Also, I have washed this pair of jeans about 10 times since I added the patch, and the patch is working perfectly! So, today's tip, embellish your worn clothes with a custom patch to give them a refreshed, boutique look--and let me know what worked for you!
Enjoy the Son