#15 Mending JeansJune 6th, 2012
Today's topic is going to be on how to repair a torn pair of jeans in a jiffy! Now, we all know that there is no way I know how to sew a patch. Instead, we have a very convenient alternative.
So here we see the tear in my jeans. Basically I bought these jeans about a year ago for about 25 bucks, I really don't want to go buy more jeans right now and spend another 25 dollars. So what to do?
Meet the Iron on Patch. You can pick these handy tools up at your local drugstore such as Bartell's or Walgreen's. I purchased a pack of three for about 3 bucks.
The application is very easy. All you have to do is turn the torn garment inside out and put the adhesive side down over the tear.
Then take your heated up iron and go over the patch for about 45 seconds. Make sure you are using plenty of steam and keep the iron moving the whole time.(A lesson I had to learn the hard way)
Once the patch is secure you can start wearing your jeans right away! Obviously a tear mark might be showing on the front still, but you wont have a hole. What I would actually recommend is using these patches as a preventative care on wearing jeans. If you apply these guys when you first get your jeans on places like the knees then it will make your jeans last alot longer.
As I mentioned before you can pick up the patches themselves for fairly cheap. As for the iron and the ironing board you might have to spend a little bit more, but in the long run you are probably going to need one anyways.Until next time! Go buy some White-Out!
Have you ever found yourself coming to the realization that all those years of college was terrible on the money spending? Yes, I have come to the realization that too much money was spent my first years. Thus, I am now in the position of not being able to afford much of anything, especially going out to eat. So, this is to be my journal of cutting costs in the department of making food, mending clothes, building computers, pretty much anything… With tips from all of the gang here. If you have any ideas feel free to suggest!