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Fix that embarrassing hole in your denim jeans with iron on jeans repair patches by Vintage-Patch

Before and After of blue and black denim jeans with tears repaired with iron on reverse repair patches by vintage-patch.co.uk in floral and denim designs

Ooops, that’s torn it!

My jeans always rip here first…. and judging by your comments on our facebook page @vintagepatchstyle, I’m not alone!  Jeans fabric gets thin and fragile after many wears and it’s not helped when we prefer to wear our jeans skintight!

I don’t find this the easiest area to repair.  Stitching alone is likely to give way when denim which has thinned by friction is stressed.  I could of course stabilise the area with fabric on the inside or outside, but pinning this into position over seams without it wrinkling and pulling is tricky and result in puckers and possible discomfort when wearing the final result.  This is where Vintage-Patch iron on jeans repair patches come into their own as I can easily iron them into position ready for further stitching if desired.

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A Little Heart Makes all the Difference – Iron On Patches Valentines Challenge Finale

So, a little after the fact, and almost a week of Valentine’s themed refashions later,  I have had to cram more than one garment  into this last day’s post.  There are five items to be precise – two cardigans, shorts, leggings and a skirt, all transformed with mini elbow or knee patches and our range of iron on heart applique patches which are smaller motifs available in three sizes.

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Sail Away Striped Jersey Trousers Iron On Patches Refashion – Valentines Challenge Day 5

When I first looked at these striped jersey trousers, I could see they had definitely been well worn and loved. A good wash brightened them up no end though, and I was excited to choose a set of rectangular sailboat design patches to complement their nautical look and give them a fun slant. The pants have a wide leg so rounded rectangle patches in child size (12.25 × 8.5 cm) were a good fit.

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Read All About It Red Gingham Shirt Iron On Patches Restyle – Valentines Challenge Day 4

The world is full of gingham shirts so I wanted to make this one look just a little different.  I pulled out a few patch designs from my collection including contrast blue and black gingham and white skull and crossbones on a black background (pictured) both ideal for boys’ garments.  After much deliberation, I decided some black and white newsprint patches were just the thing to add a quirky touch of humour.  The circular shape in child size 8.5cm diameter is a good fit and makes a change from oval or rectangular.

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Heart motif Iron on Patches T Shirt Transformation – Valentines Challenge Day 3

Day three of our Valentine’s Challenge. I added these mini iron on elbow patches in beige heart motif fabric to an oatmeal long sleeved girl’s t shirt  in our bundle of cast offs.  I’m really pleased with the result.

The Challenge is to celebrate the launch of Vintage-Patch’s new range of mini patches for smaller size childrens’ clothes, and I’m seeing how many charity shop cast offs can be refashioned into something cool before 14th February.

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