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Utilitarian Sewing

Added Aug 12, 2010

by mojo elgin

Bloomdale, Unite...






This is my most recent project: adding more patches to my 17-year-old son’s work jeans. He wears them for baling, working on cars, whenever he needs his grubby clothes. This pair has at least 12 patches. I even reinforced the knees and front thighs. He wears them hard. I threatened to throw them away, but he reminded me that new or old, his jeans would be like this. I’ll just keep patching them…

Material Notes

torn jeans, old denim for patching.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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  • 100_8780_large

    Aug 29, 2010, 08.19 PMby mojo elgin

    haha! Next time I need to put on a patch, I’ll get the camera out.

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    Aug 25, 2010, 04.52 AMby fabricitis

    Would you mind doing a tutorial on mending? I could use such skill.

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    • 100_8780_large

      Aug 29, 2010, 08.21 PMby mojo elgin

      Yes. I can do that. My mom was very pro-patching, especially on my brothers’ jeans. She taught me all I know. :)

    • 100_8780_large

      Feb 3, 2011, 03.43 PMby mojo elgin

      Fabricitis, I just posted a tutorial on jeans patching. I hope it helps you. Sorry It’s been so long…

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