Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monster Patch Tutorial

Tucker is one crazy little man.  Already at the ripe old age of four he started ripping holes into his jeans.  I hear Sears will replace jeans if they wear out before they grow out of them and that is something I want to look more into.  For now he already has a hole that needed patched.

This monster patch is perfect for him. He loves it! It was quick for me to fix (about 30 min) and I already had everything needed.
Materials Needed:
Red Fabric
White felt or Fleece Interfacing
Black Yarn
Pants with a hole

1 Cut out the red material into an oval about 3/4" larger than the hole on all sides.
 2 Iron on the interfacing.
 3 Cut teeth out of felt or fleece interfacing.  If using felt sew along the top of the teeth.  I used the interfacing and ironed it on.
 4 Pin mouth to the inside of the whole and sew it.  I used the machine and just went back and forth several times on the top and bottom to get a messy monster look.  It was actually kinda hard because the pant lets were pretty small.  Next time I might just hand sew it.
 5 Cut out eyes and put them in place.  I ironed on the interfacing but felt would be fine her too.
 6 Either hand sew or use a machine to put a big messy X over the eyes.
I got the idea here.  The blog is in Dutch.
Now you have your own monster pants!  Perfect for every little boy.


Carrie said...

What a great idea! Davis has ripped a hole in his jeans already too! And he is only 18 months, that crazy kid. I love the monster look!

Sarah said...

This is a cute idea! When my boys get holes in their pants, I usually just cut them and make them in to shorts :) Thanks for linking it up!

Cassidy said...

Such a great idea! My kids wear out their jeans with wholes so quickly!

Gayle Daly said...

Doranda, My good friend posted on her blog today crepe paper floral crowns. They are darling. I thought of you. the link is http://mycakies.blogspot.com/2012/03/diy-crepe-paper-floral-crown.html

Julie@teachinggoodeaters said...

Such a fun idea... it's amazing the way all boys pants end up with holes! O would have sworn that my daughter plays just as hard as my boys but the pants tell another story!

The Carneys said...

LOVE IT!! That is awesome!!!!

Bliss said...

SOo CUTE!!! great idea!!

Unknown said...

Great idea for Boys being Boys


sstone said...

Haha! What an AWESOME patch. I bet he loves it.


Unknown said...

I love it! The patch adds so much to the jeans. I'd almost say to put it there even if there wasn't a hole. Thank you so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

My son would LOVE this!! :) Great idea for patching clothes!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Unknown said...

Super cute with the monster idea! One way I do it is to open the side seam of the leg, the inside one it makes it a bit easier to sew the patch on!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, that's FABulous!! Man, if my son knew I'd do that when his jeans got ripped, he'd try and tear them on purpose! Thanks so much for sharing this great idea at Shine on Fridays!!

A Couple of Craft Addicts said...

What a great idea! It's so nice to see fun ideas for boys clothing!! Thanks for sharing at A Couple of Craft Addicts. We featured you today!


Unknown said...

Featuring this tomorrow at Top 10 Thursdays on One Artsy Mama!


Geri Johnson said...

This is such a cute idea I wanna rip a hole in my jeans!

Beth @HungryHappenings said...

What a fantastic idea. I'm sure your son wears his pants proudly. Love it!

Beth @ Hungry Happenings

Unknown said...

So cute! I can't wait until we have holes in our jeans! I came over from the Naptime Friday Faves Party. I'm your newest follower--I hope you can stop by: http://redheadedmommycan.blogspot.com/

jeanne said...

Thanks so much for the English Version. I found the Dutch version a while back and intended to do this but you have made it much easier. The grandkids are excited for their new pants!