Monday Make: Patched Shorts…

So I own this pair of shorts that are a little too large for me now but they’re just so comfy that I can’t bear to throw them out. I managed to stain them whilst on holiday, annoyingly it was one of those mystery stains that you’re not sure when/where you got it but I’m going to blame it on dropping food on myself. Anyway, in my super stash of craft items I had plenty of stuff to help patch over the offending stain.

I used some;
– Fabric square quarts
– Iron on studs
– Iron on motif
– ‘Heat n Bond’
– Iron on decals

PatchSupplies
I started out by having a play around with the fabrics and once I thought they looked good I stuck them together using ‘heat n bond’. If you’ve never used this product before it’s like ‘Wondaweb’ (a glue that bonds fabrics together when heated) but in sheet format. It saves sewing for ages and also works quiet well as you can layer really easily.

HeatnBond
After that I chose some iron on decals from a book by ‘Sukie’ that is just filled with them (how awesome is that?!). When I originally bought the book I had no idea what I was going to do with so many iron on decals but I knew I had to have them. I’ve actually had it that long I was worried the decals would have disintegrated or something but they applied really well!

The patch was still looking a little plain so I added a blue jay motif and some lovely blue iron on studs that complimented the blue jays colour perfectly. Ta-da – my shorts now have a stain free, cool new look!

FinishedPatch (1).JPG

Unfortunately as there was no sewing involved I’m really not sure how long my patch can survive, it might now mean that I have to hand wash my shorts or just re-patch every now and then.

FinishedPatch (2)

2 comments

  1. Lovely! I keep saying I am going to patch the kids jeans when they go in hole, but always imagine its quite hard to get right. Let me know how the wondaweb holds up! 🙂

    • Trying different layouts with the fabrics etc definitely helped. I think as long as it looks like the patch is meant to be there, and not that something has accidentally stuck to it, I don’t think you can go wrong!
      (P.s after one wear the patch started to peel off the shorts, I had to roughly stitch round it to secure it. I think the problem is that it’s not flexible.)

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