crafty … heart patches

I have a sweet sparkly pink girl who …

  • can make an entire kitchen a disaster area with a few goldfish.
  • is in a constant state of dirty.
  • loves to slide on her knees.

The latter has been doing some major damage to her legging stash!  Given she has some super cute leggings, I came up with a easy hole fix that makes her leggings even cuter!

The offenders …

Somehow in one day, she managed to get a hole in a knee and the hiney.  It must have been a great day!

To fix this, you will need …

  • fusible webbing
  • sewing machine
  • iron
  • scrap fabric
  • scissors
  • thread

To make the patches, I used some scrap knit fabric that was left over from a screen printing project.  You can use any fabric that is machine washable … and comfortable.  To start, iron the fusible webbing to the backside of the scrap fabric.  Once ironed, cut the patch into the heart shape in the size you need.  My patches are about 2.5 inches wide.  You can make them any size as long as it covers the entire hole with at least 1/2 inch extra around the hole.  Here are my patches …

Now you are ready to iron your patch.  It is as simple as ironing a tee.  Peel the paper backing from the fusible webbing and place the patch over the hole.  Place your heated iron on the patch according to the instructions on the fusible webbing packaging.  For me, it took about 25 seconds.

The knee patch …

The hiney patch …

After ironing, sew a simple straight stitch around the edge of the patch and you are done!  Look how cute …

The leggings last longer and they still look cute … It’s a win – win!

18 Comments to “crafty … heart patches”

  1. 1. Lindsay {Easy Made Invitations} Says:

    What a great idea and good way to save some clothes! My kids are the same way…I swear they spend more time on their knees than their feet!! Thanks for the idea!!

  2. 2. Christine {Pure Joy Events} Says:

    Great idea! My kids get holes around the knees all the time. Thanks for sharing.

  3. 3. Michelle @ Cakewalk Says:

    Love it!

  4. 4. Nicolle-Libby Lane Press Says:

    Such a cute idea- thanks for sharing!

  5. 5. christina dejesus Says:

    love this…awesome … i shared on facebook ….

  6. 6. stephanie Says:

    Love love love!!!! I have about 900 pieces where these could help!

  7. 7. laura~eye candy event details Says:

    super cute idea – genius!

  8. 8. Jennifer @ Double the Fun Parties Says:

    Just brilliant. I can’t tell you the leggings I’ve thrown out this year.

  9. 9. Lisa @ HR Creative Design Studio Says:

    Those leggings are so cute. Love your idea.

  10. 10. Party Patisserie~Debbie Says:

    Such a cute idea. Whether they need the patch or not, it just looks cute!

  11. 11. Christine Says:

    hehe She might start ruining her pants on purpose just to get awesome patches… I know I would hehe

    Hope you’ll check out my blog too :)
    thediydreamer.blogspot.com

  12. 12. lindsi Says:

    Great idea! I’d love to have you share this with our readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays link up! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/fun-stuff-fridays-11.html

  13. 13. Natasha Says:

    So Cute

    Natasha xx

    http://www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

  14. 14. Brandi Says:

    What a precious idea, I love it!!

    I’d love for you to link up with me and share this with my readers :)

    you can find the link-up here:
    http://goteamduncan.com/2012/02/whatcha-got-wednesdays-link-up/

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