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Patching the crotch of jeans
« on: September 29, 2016, 04:22:28 PM »
I find that my jeans always wear through at the crotch first (between the legs, under the taint), while the rest of the pants are in fine shape. It seems a shame to throw them out, but I can't exactly be flashing my underwear at work. Anyone know of a good patch method for this failure?

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Re: Patching the crotch of jeans
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2016, 04:28:52 PM »
http://fatshionista.livejournal.com/4648359.html

Used to use this repair technique all the time.
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Re: Patching the crotch of jeans
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2016, 06:51:35 PM »
http://fatshionista.livejournal.com/4648359.html

Used to use this repair technique all the time.

Great trick! It might even be worth doing this to other pairs ahead of time to prevent holes.
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Re: Patching the crotch of jeans
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2016, 04:54:48 PM »
Thanks! I will have to give this a try.

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Re: Patching the crotch of jeans
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2016, 04:56:55 PM »
http://fatshionista.livejournal.com/4648359.html

Used to use this repair technique all the time.

I've used it, too. Here's a blog post with my results and some photos of my project: https://frugalparagon.com/2015/10/06/mending-time-adult-pants-problems/
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Re: Patching the crotch of jeans
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2016, 11:55:39 AM »
thanks for posting the instructions.
I gave it a try last night on a pair of my wife's jeans.
I have to say, my needle work looks terrible! ;P
I will keep practicing and see if I get the hang of it.

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Re: Patching the crotch of jeans
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2016, 12:49:59 PM »
Can you use glue?  I use Tear Mender (purchased on amazon) to glue my husband's belt loops back on.  The stuff is pretty powerful. 

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Re: Patching the crotch of jeans
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2016, 01:58:22 PM »
I just ripped the crotch on a pair of jeans, and between that and this thread, I am interested in revisiting basic sewing (mostly patching, but also hemming, redoing pockets, etc.).

I'm essentially starting from nothing at this point, aside from a basic hand sewing kit...so I need recommendations for tools, materials, and instruction.

Help?
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Re: Patching the crotch of jeans
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2016, 10:00:44 AM »
I just ripped the crotch on a pair of jeans, and between that and this thread, I am interested in revisiting basic sewing (mostly patching, but also hemming, redoing pockets, etc.).

I'm essentially starting from nothing at this point, aside from a basic hand sewing kit...so I need recommendations for tools, materials, and instruction.

Help?

There are tons of videos on You-tube, and sewing groups on Facebook, etc. Look up a few. The one I'm in is very willing to help.