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Tara

Nice patches. I've used trashed jeans and wonder under to make patches for others that were in better shape. You've inspired me to get back to my mending pile. For knits, you should try some reverse applique. Just put your knit patch on the inside and stitch on. Then cut the top knit to your design.

Danielle Boyle

Super cute! Any suggestions for 6 year old boys with holes in their pants?!

mrsblocko

Hmm. Don't think that first post worked. Sorry if I double post this.

I really like the dark denim patch against the light. I'm going to try something like that for the next pair of jeans that need mending.

I made some of my own patches for my daughter's holey jeans. You can see pictures here: http://tomatoesforapples.blogspot.com/2011/03/11-happy-dance-1-and-2-patchy-pants.html
I made the patches by fusing scrap denim to a printed fabric with underwonder, and then used more under wonder to fuse the patch to the leg of the pants.

Recently I saw this cute tutorial on how to turn a tear into a monster mouth. It's in a different language, but you can get the general idea by looking at the pictures. That link can be found here: http://bymiek.blogspot.com/2010/10/dhz-monster-knie.html

amy smart

Cute ideas and great links! For boys you could try dinosaurs, , skulls or animals.

Peter

That monster mouth is great!
But now the boys may go out of their way to rip more holes.

Lisa

you could do a simple airplane for boys. darker denim for the body of the plane and then lighter for the larger wing & tail wing. i tried to attach a pic, but it didn't work.

Maggie

This does look pormising. I'll keep coming back for more.

Monster Beats By dr. dre

Here is another fun Valentines idea. I picked up bouncy balls at the party store for about a quarter each. My store sold them in packs of 12, but they also had the balls available individually, which I thought was nice in case your kiddo’s class has, say, 26 students, you won’t be stuck buying a whole extra pack.

I couldn’t decide whether I liked the “have a ball” or “make my heart bounce” saying better, so I decided to do them both. I was thinking the “have a ball” phrase might be a better Valentine for boys to handout in class since it’s not too mushy.

Monica

For holes in jersey knit I turn them into bike shorts for the summer.

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