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How to Mend Your Favorite Pair of Jeans – Part 2


Everyone has that one pair of jeans they can’t live without, no matter what the season. So what do you need when the button wears right out of your jeans, get a hole in your knee, or rip out the hem? You can’t just throw away your beloved jeans and spend $20-$100 trying to replace them! Altering jeans yourself can be tricky if you don’t have the right tools. Banasch has put together some handy tips & tricks to ironing on a mending patch. We also have the supplies you need to replace a button or fix torn hemline on your favorite pair of jeans.

Here are some quick tips for ironing on a patch
  1. Preparation: Lay the jeans out on a heat resistant, sturdy surface. Trim the hole or rip in the jeans if there are any stray pieces of material that may interfere with the heat seal, and press the area flat. The patch will not adhere to soiled fabric so it is important to be sure the area is clean.
  2. Heat Iron: The iron should be set between 375° F and 400° F
  3. Cut Patch: If using patching tape, cut the size of your patch to be ½“ larger than the area that is going to be sealed.
  4. Place Patch: The coated (shiny) side of the patch goes against your jeans. Press the iron firmly and evenly against the patch for 8-10 seconds.
  5. Finish: Lift the iron carefully off your jeans and allow the area to cool completely before handling.

Our navy denim heat seal mending tapes come in widths ranging from 1-4 inches by 50 yards. We also carry all shapes, sizes, and colors of medium weight poplin and heavier weight twill heat seal mending tapes and patches. Below you will see color options available in twill:

mending tape twill chart

You don’t need to throw away your favorite pair of jeans because of a little hole! Rescue your jeans, and save time and money with Banasch’s Inc. Sewing Supplies. Be sure to check out our selection of jean thread, buttons, and mending patches available online or over the phone.

This is part two of a 3 part series on how to rescue your favorite pair of jeans. Be on the lookout for Part 3: Jean Thread. And click here to read Part 1: Replacing Jean Buttons That Have Ripped Out.