I dislike mending, I even find sewing on a button an be a bit of a chore and items tend to get left lying around for a while before they get fixed.
In just over two months my son has wore a hole in the knee of the corduroy titchy thread skinny jeans I made him during Kids Clothes Week at the end of January. I love these trousers. I think they are the most successful piece of children’s wear I’ve made and I still feel a little bit proud when he wears them. So, as the rest of the trousers are still in good nick and still fit they needed some knee patches.
To start with I put some iron on lightweight interfacing on both sides of the hole to stop it from fraying and getting any bigger.
I cut out an oval shaped template.
I added iron on lightweight interfacing to the back of the patches and I overlocked the edges of the patches and tacked them in to position.
I stitched them to the knees of the trousers using a small zig-zag stitch. I had doubts that I could get these under the machine with the narrow width of the legs but I did that thing I did when flat felling the underarm / side seams of a shirt where I don’t try to use the free arm of the machine but stitch inside having turned the legs inside out first. Not a very good explanation and difficult to photograph.
Hopefully the knees will last until he grows out of them.
When I made these earlier in the year I was able to use the free age 2 pattern. The next pair will be a bigger size and I have already bought the pattern of the full size range. Titchy Threads Skinny Jeans .
Even though the corduroy was a lovely fabric I think the next pair will be denim and I’ll add some knee patches at the start.
.Here’s the original post from when I first made the trousers