Jeans are in great demand by many people because the material is durable. If the thighs of your jeans have holes in them, you probably don't want to throw them away. Small holes can be sewn by hand. If the hole is large, cover it with a denim patch or patch. So that the thighs of the jeans do not have holes, make sure you take good care of the jeans and line the thighs of the pants from the inside.
Method 1 of 3: Sewing Small Holes by Hand
Step 1. Cut the frayed thread around the hem of the jeans hole
Thread on the edges of the jeans hole can cause the hole to get bigger. Avoid this by trimming frayed threads, but don't cut the fabric of the pants as well.
This step will make it easier for you to sew the pants
Step 2. Thread the cotton thread through the eye of the sewing needle, then make a knot at the end of the thread
Choose cotton yarn that is the same color as the jeans. Thread the end of the thread through the eye of the needle, join the ends of the thread together, then make a knot.
You are free to choose the color of the thread, but the stitches will be exposed, making it more noticeable if the thread color is different
Step 3. Close the edges of the hole, then sew the two sides together with a vertical stitch
Flip the jeans so that the insides are outside. Close the holes, then hold the fabric of the pants with one hand so that the holes are almost closed and the edges of the holes are at the same level. Start sewing at one end of the hole using a whip stitch. Insert the sewing needle through the two pieces of fabric, then pull the thread until it sticks. Insert the sewing needle again on the same side through the two pieces of fabric. Repeat this step towards the other end of the hole until the hole is tightly closed.
This seam prevents the opening of the jeans from expanding
Step 4. Tie the thread to lock, then trim off the excess thread
When you're done sewing, cut the thread to leave 2 short threads at the end of the hole. Tie the two threads in a dead knot to prevent the seam from opening. Cut the thread if it's too long.
Hand stitching to close holes in jeans is not as strong as stitching using a patch or patchwork. We recommend that you cover the hole with a patch so that the results are stronger.
Method 2 of 3: Patching Jeans
Step 1. Cut the frayed thread at the edge of the hole with sharp scissors
To prevent the hole from getting bigger, make sure that there are no frayed threads around the edges of the hole. Use sharp scissors when cutting the thread so that the entire edge of the hole looks neat.
The neat edge of the hole keeps the patch from sticking out after sewing
Step 2. Prepare a patch of patchwork or jean material that is 2 times the width of the hole
You can buy a denim patch at a craft store or use a denim patch you have at home. Prepare the patch by cutting the fabric approximately 2 times the width of the hole.
Make sure the color of the patch is the same as the color of the jeans you want to patch.
Step 3. Place the patch in the hole on the inside of the pants, then secure it with a pin
When placing the patch, make sure the hole is tightly closed, but there is still some seam around the hole. Use 4 pins to hold the patch so it doesn't come off.
If there is an adhesive patch, use a hot iron to glue the patch to the inside of the jeans once they are in position. It's better if the patch is sewn so that it doesn't come off
Step 4. Sew the patch on the jeans with a straight stitch following the edge of the hole
You can sew the patch using a sewing machine or by hand. To sew straight stitches, make stitches that connect together so that they form a straight line. Do this step on all four sides of the hole so that the patch doesn't come off.
- Use yarn that is the same color as the color of the jeans.
- Use a new needle so that the tip is sharp enough to penetrate the jeans.
Step 5. Cut off the excess patchwork
Flip the jeans so that the insides are outside. Use sharp scissors to cut the edges of the unstitched patch so they don't rub against your thighs when you put the jeans on.
Make sure you don't cut the thread holding the patch
Method 3 of 3: Preventing Thigh Holes in Jeans
Step 1. Wear shorts or boxer shorts
The thighs of jeans will rub against each other if you don't line the inside when you're wearing underwear with a V-shaped hem. Before wearing jeans, it's a good idea to wear boxer shorts or thigh-high shorts that are a little tighter to cover the jeans and prevent your thighs from rubbing against each other.
If the weather is cold, put on leggings before wearing jeans to keep your thighs from rubbing together and keep your feet warm
Step 2. Wash your jeans a maximum of once a week
If you wash them too often, your jeans will wear out faster as a whole, not just the thighs. Get in the habit of washing your jeans only if they are very dirty. The less often you wash, the more durable your jeans will be.
Use a coat hanger to hang your jeans outdoors to let the breeze blow if they've been worn a few times but haven't gotten dirty and the smell doesn't bother you
Use cool water when washing your jeans so they don't shrink, wear, or tear.
Step 3. Let the jeans dry on their own, instead of using a t-shirt dryer
The fibers of jeans can break if exposed to heat when machine dried. Therefore, hang the jeans using a coat hanger and let it dry by itself so that the pants do not have holes. Do not dry your jeans in a hot tumble dryer.
If you need to use a clothes dryer, set the temperature so it's not too hot
Step 4. Place the patch on the thigh of the jeans before tearing
If the thighs of your jeans often have holes in them, try to prevent this by placing a patch on the inside of the thigh where the pants rub against each other. Use a patch of jeans fabric to strengthen the thighs of the pants so they don't have holes.