There are few things in our closets that we are attached to like our favorite pair of jeans. I recently had two pairs that fell apart at the same time. For a while they sat up next to my sewing machine waiting to get fixed until after maybe just 2-3 days, necessity called & I just missed them too much. If it was any other pair of pant it may have been springtime before I actually took the effort to fix them. It took 2 nights of watching discovery channel to finish sewing the edges & stenciling them. The patches are all from vintage fabric. The brown canvas is from an army rucksack, the ticking is actually very old & I’ve been holding onto it for quite a while. The brown polkadot poplin I found in a baggy with other 1960′s scraps at a flea market.
The easiest way I found to apply the patch was to use an iron-on adhesive. That way it gives strength to the patch & it also stays in one place when you sew the edges.