How To Mend Your Jeans In The Crotch Area

How To Mend Your Jeans (In The Crotch Area) Tutorial
This ripped jeans is no longer wearable

In this tutorial I’ll show you how I mended an old ripped jeans in the crotch area.

How To Mend Your Jeans – In The Crotch Area!

You’ll need:

  • ripped jeans
  • old, thin denim fabric (old jeans)
  • scissors
  • sewing thread
  • sewing machine

The Thread

For the mend you can either use brown thread or blue thread. Brown thread is often used for jeans seams. But blue thread helps to make the mend less noticeable.

How To Patch Your Jeans (In The Crotch Area)

The Patch

Cut off a patch from an old jeans: It’s best to use thin denim fabric (without holes) so that the patched area won’t be too bulky.

How To Fix Ripped Jeans

Mend The Jeans

Pin the patch in place behind the ripped area. Now sew back and forth across the rip with straight stitches. Continue to sew back and forth in a zig zag pattern. You can leave the mend like that or …

How To Repair Ripped Jeans

… turn the jeans 90 degrees and sew back and forth across the first stitches.

How To Patch Ripped Jeans

Now turn the jeans inside out and cut off the excess fabric close to the stitching.

How To Mend Your Jeans (In The Crotch Area) After Picture
The mended jeans

After mending the jeans, I refashioned it into capri pants.

Related: Jeans To Capri – Refashion

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How To Mend Jeans In The Crotch Area Tutorial

16 thoughts on “How To Mend Your Jeans In The Crotch Area

  1. This is such a practical post. I love it. Jeans are so hard to mend because of the bulkiness and of course the first place to wear out on work jeans.

    I think using worn jeans is a brilliant idea. Pinning.

  2. I’m going to try this with some of my mom’s leftover quilting fabric bc I feel like the denim scrap I have would be to bulky in the seat

  3. Thanks for this post. The photos helped me to visualize, and the explanation is very clear. I have a huge hole to repair, and a machine that only sews straight lines, so this is very helpful!

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