How to Repair the Inner Thigh of Your Favourite Jeans

by Vickymcreations
2 Materials
2 Hours

The inner thigh/crotch area of jeans is subject to wear and tear, over time modern stretch denim can tear or develop holes. It is easy to apply a patch of similarly toned denim to the inside of your jeans to cover the hole and importantly strengthen the denim in the surrounding area.

To repair your jeans you will need a strong thread and needle plus denim for patching.

Cut your denim patch. The patch needs to be a minimum of a good inch wider than the hole. As my jeans has two holes I have cut a large patch to cover the whole weakened area. My patch curves along the crotch seam.

Place the patch inside the jeans. You may have a bit of rippling from your ripped jeans due to the stretch in many jeans nowadays, lay it out as flat as possible. Pin in place, alternatively you can hold in place with glue, for instance a glue stick.

Thread your needle, tie a knot on the end. Using a running stitch, stitch down the middle of your patch. To stitch running stitch bring your needle through to the front of the fabric, insert back into the fabric the length of your stitch and pull through. Insert back to the front of the fabric and continue. I like to load my needle with 3- 5 stitches at once.

Continue with your running stitch until you covered your whole patch.

Lastly stich horizontal lines across the same area.

Do check out my blog post for further details.

Suggested materials:
  • Needle
  • Scrap of denim

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  • Cindy Pulice Cindy Pulice on Jan 31, 2021

    These are great ideas that I will try again with this new stitching pattern. Thanks again Cindy

  • Rue Martinez Rue Martinez on Feb 01, 2021

    Single or double thread? When using double thread here is a simple way to start & you don’t need to tie a knot!

    Thread both tails into the needle eye, insert the thread into the fabric, bring the needle back through the fabric a small distance from where you brought it up, Thread the needle through the loop & pull tight. Voila, the thread won’t pull out of the fabric & you didn’t have to tie a knot!

    • Phyllisgram Phyllisgram on Feb 02, 2021

      I do a lot of cross stitch and use this method to keep the back neat!! Works great.