7 pairs of pants;
11 holes-in-the-knee and 3 more developing; and
No sewing machine.
You'd think they spend their days crawling, not running.
After scouring the net, I couldn't find any that appealed, so I made my own.
Very, very easy. Honestly.
Have I mentioned that my mother had to finish my home-economics project, because I was incapable of sewing a cushion in the shape of the letter "K"?
Actually, it was a hole (sorry) lot of fun, and much cheaper than 7 new pairs of pants.
- Select and pre-wash contrasting fabrics for the applique and patch.
- Trace the applique design onto the paper side of the iron-on applique material (eg Bondaweb).
- Roughly cut out the applique design, leaving a bit of border.
- Repeat the process, this time tracing the shape you'll need for the background fabric (the actual patch).
- Place the design on the wrong-side of your applique fabric and iron on.
- Place the patch shape on the wrong-side of your background fabric and iron on.
- Cut out the shapes precisely.
- Peel away the backing paper from the applique.
- Position the applique on the correct side of the patch and iron on using a cool iron.
- Iron the patch onto the garment.
- Sew both the applique and the patch for reinforcement, or you might find yourself screaming at the child who whiled away a long car ride by peeling them off.
I've had requests for a patch that looks like Fred.
With only two pairs down and five to go, I'll have plenty of opportunity to pay tribute.