(I actually wrote it yesterday, just never got to posting :)
OK, this is a DIY post for moms!:) My 6-year old started Kindergarten in September, and since then he went through 4 (!!!) pairs of jeans. This is our latest:
Aaahhh!!! It absolutely brakes my frugal heart! What is he, crawling on his knees at school?? It's almost a pair a month. Looks like we will not need to buy any shorts this summer...
So yesterday I went shopping for yet another pair. I got a nice pair of Old Navy jeans in good condition at the thrift store for only $3.99. Believe me, it's just as hard to find nice-looking boy jeans at thrift stores as it is in my house...But I was lucky:
This time I wanted them to last for...3 month at least? :)...Let's say until shorts season begins...So I decided to "strengthen" those knees. I used this great, soft but strong fabric that I already had in my stash:
I cut out wide patches and simply finished the edges with zig zag stitch. Nothing fancy:
Then I used this little trick:
It works great and it's washable. I just attached my patches on the inside of the pants with the soft side up:
Let it dry for 24 hours and done! The picture on the top (of these jeans) is actually "the finished product". You can't see the patches, you can hardly feel them but, hopefully, this time his pants will last a little bit longer.
PS- If you decide to do it with your kid's jeans, be sure you wash fabric before using. You don't want it to shrink later...:)
And that's how I fix something that is not broken yet :)