It is almost as if each fabric square has it's own story, for each piece consists of different material, and made in countries as far and wide as Taiwan, India, The Philippines, Japan, and the USA. There are silks, cottons, linens and synthetics.
Up until now, my upholstery samples have been left untouched in my rather large suitcase of thrifted fabric, waiting patiently for a project. Whilst I am scheming up a suitable project to reuse all of these pretty fabric squares, I have in the meantime found a use for some.
My favourite pair of Diesel jeans, that I've had for close to ten years, have finally given at the knee. Now, I shouldn't be too bothered about this, for ripped jeans have a certain character, but during Melbourne's winter, it is just not practical to wear holey jeans. What better opportunity than to patch with fine furnishing samples?
To sew on my patches, I had to unpick the side seam of my jeans, then machine stitched what I could, hand stitched the rest, and machine stitched the open seam back together again.
Never too old for patched jeans!