First I pulled out a scrap of cute fabric and some Wonder Under. For anyone unfamiliar with Wonder Under let me introduce you to an amazing product. This is made by Pellon, and it's sold by the yard and found at the fabric store in the interfacing section. It is kind of paper like, but has an iron transferable coating that can make any fabric into iron-on fabric. Let me show you.
First you need to cut a square of Wonder Under that is big enough to cover your hole.
Then you iron the Wonder Under rough side down onto the back side of your fabric.
Once your Wonder Under and fabric are fused together take a Sharpie and draw the shape you want your patch to be. For Hallie's pants I've used a heart shape.
Then take some scissors and cut out your shape. Once you've done this you can peel off the paper part of the Wonder Under and it should leave a rough coating on your fabric, this can then be ironed over the hole in your jeans.
Now you have a patch. If you don't sew, you could stop at this step.
But I like to zig zag with my sewing machine around this to make sure that my patch stays secure. This step is a bit tricky and precarious when sewing onto jeans, just make sure you aren't sewing the pant legs together when you sew.
Now you have a sweet patch that will be the envy of all the Kindergartners, and show your daughter just how much you love her.
Now to patch Dallas' holes I turned to my sister Katie. She recently posted a great tutorial for patching up boys' jeans. You can find her tutorial on her blog here. Her patching leaves the rugged look of the hole, but makes it secure so that it won't get any bigger.
And speaking of my sister Katie, tomorrow (May 7) is a huge day for her and her company, Puj. She and her husband invented and designed a revolutionary baby bath tub that will be highlighted on the Ellen show tomorrow. That's right, Ellen is going to have an audience full of pregnant women on, and is giving each of them a Puj tub. So set your DVR's. I know mine is set, and my family is set to have a viewing party next week to celebrate, we can't wait!