You gals remember my grown up kneepatch jeans right?! Well it’s been 9 months since that little DIY, and i’ve altered them a bit, so i thought it might be nice to do a little update!
I’m pretty serious about how long homemade things last. “Fast” DIY often makes me mad because i look at it and think “that won’t survive one wash GRRRRR!” – so when i added iron knee patches to my holey jeans, i was curious to see how they’d hold up.
They lasted pretty well i must admit, but despite my best efforts (gentle washes, no tumble drying), the patches started peeling up at the edges. For a while i thought i liked it, but then i decided it was just plain scruffy, not in a cool way you know?
So i sat down with a Katherine Heigl rom com and hand stitched those suckers down. Now they aint goin anywhere baby! Which is good, because they’re still my favourite jeans!
I think the lesson here is (and i’m about to get on my high horse now): sewing always wins over glue. The end.