Crafts & DIY
Woman shares simplest way to repair jeans with hole in the middle
All you need for this simple hack is a few common household items.
Patricia Lynn
03.15.23

Most people wear jeans pretty frequently. They’re casual, easy to wear, and can be dressed up and down.

But all that wear and tear can lead to rips. Especially in the middle of the jeans.

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But there’s no need to throw them away. They can be repaired!

Ways DIY and Craft posted a video on how to repair the said part by sewing. This is one awesome channel you should subscribe to.

You’ll learn a lot from their videos!

No one needs to know how you managed to rip a hole down the middle area so don’t worry.

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Start off by ironing around the area of the hole.

Grab a pair of scissors and start snipping away at those loose ends. Just be extra careful with those fingers.

Use the tip of the scissors to cut away, it’s just easier.

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Invert the legs inside out and lay them flat on a clean surface.

Press down on the hole then use a clothes iron to smooth out and press further down on the tear.

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With soft cloth, cut out a square-shaped piece and press it over the hole then use that hot iron again to press down over it making sure it covers the tear.

Then the sewing begins. It’s not exactly easy to do, but with a bit of practice, you’ll be able to sew over the damaged part.

Or take it to someone who can do the sewing for you.

But just look at how that covers up the ripped area!

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Viewers have chimed in with their own DIY repairs.

“All my pants almost always show wear and tear exactly the same area. The way I repair mine is I mend them by hand, straight stitch over and over until it covers the whole spot nicely. There’s no other better feeling than a very well worn pant given another lease on life πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜€ Those ‘have-seen-better-days’ pants are the most comfortable ever!!!” says one.

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Another viewer shared,

“I used a piece of stretchy denim (soft) and stitched it on the underside using a straight stitch about an inch away from the hole, where the fabric was thicker. Then I used a zigzag stitch inside the straight stitching to hold the frayed fabric. Did this on jeans and dress pants for my husband when I was married.”

There are many ways to repair ripped jeans!

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Sewing does a great job of covering up that hole and that “scratched” looking area. Once done, cut out the excess part of the soft cloth you used to cover up the hole.

Invert the legs once again so they’re the right side out. New jeans are nice but old ones are way more comfortable.

There’s something about worn-in jeans that just feels like home.

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If you’re ready to add more life to your jeans, check out this helpful repair video below!

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By Patricia Lynn
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Patricia Lynn is a senior writer at Shareably. Patricia is based out of San Francisco and can be reached at [email protected]
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