Hey hey ya’all, I’m back! Did ya’ miss me? 😉
I was doing some laundry today and noticed these…
Here’s a closer view:
Well what to do? I don’t want to throw out two otherwise perfectly good pair of jeans!
And then it hit me…can you say Pinterest? I remembered seeing a pin for cute monster patches made from felt. I figured, “hey I can do that!”
So I got busy and grabbed my stash of felt…
And the cool thing with this project is that it doesn’t take a lot of felt. I mean, this is all I needed (and I didn’t even use it all).
About the time I was ready to get moving with my little project, along came Sis’ with a pair of her own holey jeans.
While she was thinking about what kind of patches she wanted on her jeans, I got busy cutting out the shapes I needed…
Now Sis’ decided that she wanted to do a couple of big butterfly patches for her jeans. So I helped her cut out the main background and she took over from there.
While she was busy with that, I cut out a couple of scraps to line the holes, so that when we glued the butterfly shape on them, it wouldn’t glue through to the back pant leg, gluing the pant leg together.
Now we’re ready to glue on the butterfly shape.
Oh by the way, in case you are wondering what kind of glue we’re using… here’s a close up…
E6000. It’s supposed to be an all purpose kind of glue. I found out about it while reading a craft book at the library. I can’t remember the book (sorry), but I did remember the glue the author recommended. 🙂 According to him, it’s the only glue you’ll ever need for any project. So I decided to try it out for myself and see. The only negative comment I have for it so far, is that it stinks really bad! I like that it specifically says for fabric, and that it’s washer/dryer safe. I’ll let you know if that holds up to be true or not!
Ok, back to the project.
So while Sis’ is busy gluing her butterfly,
I got busy lining the holes on buddy’s jeans…
Since his holes were so small, you couldn’t see the red (mouth) lining very easily, so I decided to snip a few threads.
Now it’s time to start gluing on the rest of the shapes.
He decided he wanted in on the fun, so he got busy cutting…
He was also helping Sis’ on her project. Such a nice boy.
By the way, you’re probably wondering how she’s coming along.
Well let’s find out…
This was such a fun,inexpensive and easy project, and the best part was being able to do it with the kids. They seemed to have a lot of fun too. I just hope they didn’t enjoy it so much that they start purposely cutting holes in all their jeans! Ha!
Here are a few more pictures of the finished products…
Well thanks for hanging out with me today. If you decided to try these out, let me know how it went. I’d love to see or hear about it!
Question: What’s a project you’ve done with your kids lately?
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