Last week I discovered that Miss C.'s only pair of jeans had a whole in the knee. Since she attends Catholic school and wears a uniform five days a week – and loves to wear dresses on her off days – we don't have much need for several pairs of jeans. So something had to be done to make those jeans last a bit longer.
I ran out to JoAnn hoping to find some sort of fun little patch to iron or sew on. No dice. It was either denim or a crazy-bright color assortment.
I picked up the denim, figuring I could cut it into a heart shape or something. I was looking around the house for a heart shape to trace when inspiration hit. I headed to the kitchen and grabbed the box of cookie cutters. But in my search for a heart cutter, I stumbled upon something even better!
Look at that sweet little ghost! Miss C. loves all things Halloween, but has a special love for "ghostes".
Want to make your own custom patch? It's easy!
- Pick up some iron-on denim patches from your local craft store.
- Trace the shape you want onto the front of the patch. I used a cookie cutter.
- Cut out any extra features if space allows. I cut out some eyes and a mouth.
- Iron onto your jeans using the manufacturer's instructions, making sure any cut-outs are well above or below the hole in your jeans.
- Surprise your kiddo and enjoy the ensuing happy dance.