inside: get more than 20 ways to creatively patch pants. Knee patches for pants are a great way to add new life to your kids clothes. Pants with patches can look cool.
Do your kids wear through clothes like crazy? I was just checking out my middle sons knees today and see new holes forming!! It’s time for some new pants patches!
I’ve been thinking a lot about refashioning this week. Earlier I shared my pants to skirt refashion... and upcycling adult sweaters for kids clothes. So today I thought I would follow the theme and share these super creative ways to patch pants. Adding patches to pants are a great way to extend the life of pants/leggings or pjs. They don’t just have to be functional either, make your patches super creative and adorable. Enjoy! AND… if you’ve done some creative patching, I’d love to hear your ideas too.
Creative Ways to Patch Pants –
Since I last wrote this post I’ve recently discovered these adorable iron on patches on Amazon… LOOK how many cute options for easy pants patching!!
ALSO…. Etsy has some adorable adorable pre-made patches…. Check out all these cute ones for great prices…
You can add patches to leggings before or after you make or buy them. These fun painted knees are perfect for adding a fun details AND making the knees stronger… Design Mom has all the cute details.
Here is another option for leggings… Vinyl!! I have a pair of my daughters that I am going to vinyl the knees tomorrow! Delia Creates made some cute ones!!
Small Fry Blog – Patch Leggings to make store bought leggings unique! AND they keep the knees lasting longer. When you play hard like my daughter leggings can wear out pretty quick.
There are some really cute patches making using some classic hand embroidery… here is an example from Design Mom
Make It Do – has a basic patching tutorial, with a cute girly touch
Honestly – shared a fun tutorial for covering a stain on clothes/pants
I love these DIY Moto Pants from De Smitten
Patching jeans with jeans is a great way to patch pants. Jeans make really strong patches and can blend in or really stand out. Here are some clever pants patches made from denim and looks super cute too…
Fun in the Making – Patched knees with jean pockets! So creative.
Superhero patches made from jean from The World Spins Madly On.
Cute Girly Patches from Shwin and Shwin
I Need a Craft Room shared a tutorial for these star patches.
This monster knee patch can be for boys or girls – Art Bar Blog
The Pearl Blog – Shared a tutorial for cute monster knee patches
One Hundred Dollars a Month shared a classic knee patch tutorial
You can use fabric patches of all kinds… decorative, padded, fleece, flannel and other decorative fabrics… These floral patches are more decorative then necessary, but adorable either way!! Find out how to make these cute pants.
Liza Jane Sews shares these padded knee pants for crawling babies. Add padding and a cute decoration.
I love these baby heart knee patches from Hello Natural, fleece on fleece… so so adorable!!
Pieces by Polly shared these cute Dino knee patches.
my son wore out his Christmas jammies on Christmas day, so I could have used this! Temporary Waffle shared this tutorial
I love this idea for leather patches from Ponoko
Here’s another cute leather patch with these kitty patches on leggings… these were put on before the pants were sewn up… add reinforcement before they start to wear out. Get all the details here…
Here are some other hacks for re-making clothes or making them last longer…