Thursday, March 1, 2012


I love getting hand-me-downs! The thing I've noticed, however, is that as my daughter is getting older and clothes are worn for longer by each person they tend not to last as long. When I pulled out the bigger size jeans for my daughter they barely lasted a month before there were holes in the knees. So in a effort to make them last longer I decided to patch them, nothing new or unique about that, I know But it is the only sewing I did this week. I pulled out my scraps and some steam-a-seam and here is what I came up with.

My goal was to make them look cute as well as be functional. I wanted to use a dark fabric in order to hide dirt and stains but still be multi-colored in order to match most of the tops she has. I also attached a square of fabric to the inside to really prevent the tear for getting worse and hopefully make it a little more comfortable. I'm happy with how they turned out and she just thinks it's fun to have mom sew things on her clothes (let's hope that attitude lasts for a few more years) :)

Posing for the camera. Notice the mismatched socks... yeah she's dressing herself these days. I swear she has plenty that match.

See you next week!



  1. Cute model :). Great idea. Anelise has worn through almost all of her jeans before I have a chance to hand them down!

  2. She is our Punky Brewster, love it!

  3. Cute!! Did you hand stitch the edges or just let them be? I need to fix several (all) of Keler's jeans.... Nice job, she looks adorable.

    1. I edge stitched with my machine. it was a tight squeeze but I made it work

  4. So cool Holly! Can't believe how big she is!!