… the crafting kind, that is!

Scraped knees are a common thing with 5-year-olds.  Miss. Kiki is always skinning her knees and as a result almost all of her jeans and leggings have holes in them near the knees.  I mostly just ignore the holes until they start going right across the front.  Moms, you know what I’m talking about, right? Right??

This particular pair of jeans are her favorite and so she was really teary and apologetic that they were torn totally ignoring the fact that her knees were scraped up pretty bad and I was frantically looking for the usual suspects :: Polysporin and BandAids!

Patchwork 1

She kept imploring me to, “Fix them, Mama! Can you fix them? Mama, I love these jeans!!  Fix them, Mama!!! They’re my bestest favoritest jeans ever in the whole wide world!”

Patchwork to the rescue!

Patchwork 2

I drew out a heart template using a cereal box.  I ironed a piece of fusible web onto some bits of fabric to make the fabric a bit stiffer and then I traced and cut the heart shapes out.  To attach them on to the jeans I just used a simple running stitch with some embroidery floss all around the hearts.

Patchwork 3

Crafting surgery accomplished.

These bestest, favoritest jeans have been saved and those knees, they’ve healed up pretty good too!

Patchwork 4

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7 Responses to Surgery

  1. Nicky says:

    She’s the cutest thing ever. 😀 And the jeans are kinda cute too.

  2. Jocelyn says:

    If ripped jeans means getting to wear them with cute hearts then of course any girl would be happy!

  3. Kelly says:

    Way to go mama!! Oh my she is getting soo grown up.

  4. Tanis says:

    Those are the cutest little knee patches I’ve ever seen! Love!

  5. Alice says:

    Oh my Kiki has changed so much – taller ! Oh ya the patches are super cute too.. I need one for my favourite jeans too .. Lol

  6. Josie says:

    Kiki looks so grown up and the patches are so cute!

  7. Pearlin says:

    Aww Kiki has grown up soo much!! The patchwork looks very pretty on the sure its going be even more special to her now. 🙂

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