I woke up the other morning and put on my favorite jeans, and much to my horror, I discovered a hole had formed right on my left hip of my jeans. I gasped!
Could it be time to get rid of these jeans, finally? But I love these jeans!
Sweet Pea ran downstairs to the sewing room with me to help me find suitable fabric for a patch. She pulled this out of her stash and said I could use some. Sock Monkey to the rescue! I thought it was perfect. She even told me which monkey to cut. (Many thanks to Sweet Pea for taking this picture for me.)
I put some Heat N Bond Ultra on the back, ironed it over the hole, and then used a decorative stitch around the edge for good measure. Don't know how pretty the stitching is, but I think it will be very functional. (I took this photo myself. Do you know how difficult it is to take a photo of your own hip?!)
Problem solved. And in about 10 minutes. Another day of life breathed into my favorite jeans--and hopefully many more! You can probably tell how soft and comfy they are by how worn they are! I absolutely HATE mending, so you now have a sense of how much I did NOT want to give up these jeans.
I sent these photos to Fancy Nancy, just for fun.
(For the backstory on monkey spank, go here.)
This is pretty random. Probably shoulda saved it for Thursday. But it's all I got today. I have been sick as a dog since last Wednesday. (We got home from our trip two days before.) No sewing, no blogging, no nothing, except sleeping, coughing, fevering, and feeling miserable! I'll be back soon with my report of my trip. Sorry for my absence!
Hope you are all just swell.
Until next time,