DIY Patched Jeans Inspiration
These jeans are quite something aren't they? Seen on pinterest, they are sold through Free People, for US $ 228. I am sure such jeans would involve a fair bit of work, and thus equate to a high cost in terms of labour time, however, a similar design could be replicated at minimal cost. Take an old or thrifted pair of jeans, denim and fabric scraps, studs, lace, perhaps even doilies, cut into squares and rectangles, take the jeans apart at the middle seams to sew patches on flat, and stitch back together again.
I had a go at my own patched jeans using upholstery patches last year..
And for my son when he was little..
Whilst I've not patched an entire pair of jeans, I would think a DIY project would be quite time consuming, but much more cost effective and far better than buying a new pair of patched jeans.