Sunday, 16 March 2014

A Patch Project

My little girl always has a drawer full of pants in decent shape save gaping holes in the knees. It was time to buy new ones, but I had neither the time nor the inclination for a big shopping trip.

Why not patch them? I thought. I needed a fun project on a rainy afternoon, and I also needed to save money. I got out my stash of scrap fabrics and had some fun.

I didn't worry about perfection; after all, I'm only aiming to extend the life of the pants for a few more weeks (dare I hope for months?). I used fusible webbing and mostly, fabrics that won't fray, like the cheetah print fleece and a recycled felted sweater.

Quick, easy and thrifty, and most importantly, Ariel loves them!

Do you have ideas for patching or otherwise extending the life of kids' clothes that you can share? I'd love to hear them!

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