I mentioned before that during kids' clothes week I made a bunch of patches and then repaired several of kids' patches around here. New pants have lasted about an average of 3 wearings before getting new holes in them since 2014 began. So yeah, it was nice be able to add some patches and extend the lives of some pants a little bit.
These patches were super easy to make, and I actually made a whole bunch of them so that the next time I need a patch I'll already have one made. Ready to see how I made them? Let's get patching!
Here's what you'll need:
small pieces of thicker fabrics, such as corduroy, so that they withstand all of the rough play that kids do. No need to go buy something new--you can always recycle a small patch from a worn garment that you already have!
You'll also need pellon, wonder under fusible webbing. Cut out your shapes and designs from your fabric. If you have fabric with a design that you like, you can cut out the design and affix it to a larger base patch using fusible interfacing.
For exaple here: cut out identical shapes of fusible interfacing.
Then you'll peel off the paper like I did for this heart patch here:
Place your patch over the worn area of your pants.
Hope you all had a great weekend!