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My sweet children seem to wear holes through every pair of pants they own in the same week. This past week was Abby's turn. We bought her a couple of new pairs for school, but I couldn't bring myself to tossing her favorite old pair. Since I'm not really "in" to the whole "wear clothes that look like they are about to disintegrate" movement, we decided to patch them up. Lovely Lindsay donated various fabric scraps for our cause and this is what Abby decided she liked best. Orange polka dots mixed with birds and royal blue stitching. I have to say, I was a proud mama at her color coordinating skills. These darling patched up jeans took about 10 minutes to finish and It has been requested that I "fix" her 3 other holey pairs. Here's to happy stitching. Oh, and Happy St. Patty's day!




20 comments:

  1. I know who to call the next time my kids have holes in their jeans...ADORABLE!!!! I especially love the bird fabric :)

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  2. great fabric and color choices, abby! I agree with lisa, the bird fabric is ADORABLE!

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  3. Great new fresh look for a pair of loved jeans. Love the birds and polka dots together. She will wear these proudly I am sure.

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  4. Dandee, could you email me Susan Petersens address at:

    cabinlady830@hotmail.com

    Thanks alot.

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  5. Abby has some great taste. Hmmm...I wonder where she got that from...

    My kids are down to two pair of non holey jeans, so maybe I should do the same thing. I love the orange and blue!

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  6. Isn't it amazing how fast kids go through clothes? I did something similar this weekend, but instead of patches I just went ahead and made some capris and shorts out of them. Maybe I'll try to salvage one pair of pants with patches too.

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  7. This is exactly what I needed to see this morning. Lily has holes in almost EVERY pair of jeans, yet they still fit her perfectly. This is my solution. Thanks for the inspiration today!

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  8. So, so cute!! Like Mother like daughter:) Happy St Patricks Day!

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  9. i love them! i love that abby loves them. i'm happy that those little birdies have found a good home. they are much better off running around with miss abby on her adventures than they were in my messy tub of scraps.

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  10. I think you have found another speciality of yours here. These are just too cute! Love the fabric used!

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  11. Great Job. The jeans look adorable.

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  12. are those "patches" or just fabric sewed on? very cute! did you use some type of adhesive if it is just fabric? sorry, just curious! thanks, nancy

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  13. you know, I might do the same thing to a pair of my own jeans, since I'm wearing holes in them from playing with my 18 month old little boy! Do you think a grown up could pull this off? Maybe on rolled-up bottom cuff jeans...

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  14. i know my boys would not go for this so i'm excited for when kate gets old enough to patch her jeans

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  15. Hello Nancy,

    I didn't use any adhesive on the fabric, just cut out the rectangle shapes with pinking shears and hand sewed them over the existing holes.

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  16. So CUTE! Great Idea! My problem is Tyler's Pants. Boys are so rough with their clothes!

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