Friday, November 2, 2012

Monster Patches

 I love summer-time because my boys can wear shorts.  And shorts = no holes in the knees.  But it is officially autumn here and we are back to wearing pants.  And we always have lots of holey pants.  

I patch them on the inside.  I patch them on the outside (sometime with camo patches which my boys love).  But this time I decided to try something a little different--a monster patch.  (I was inspired by this post which I found on Pinterest but since it's in another language I had to make up my own instructions and that's why I'm sharing my tutorial!)

First I flipped the pant leg inside out and roughly stitched a large square of red fabric over the hole. I folded the fabric in half so that it will (hopefully) last a while.  Make sure that your square is much bigger than the actual hole.  And I used  blue thread so that you wouldn't be able to see it from the right side.

Next, I cut some jagged teeth and big round eyes out of felt. I put the teeth right inside the hole and stitched them in (again with blue thread).  Then I stitched on the eyes with white thread and gave him x's with green embroidery floss. 

 It was pretty easy and W loved them!  In fact, I think every boy in his class loved it too.  He came home so pleased that everyone wanted his monster patch.


  1. So cute! Wish I had had the idea when our boys were young...I don't suppose a monster would look appropriate on my old favorite pair of jeans with holes in the knees.

  2. This is the best idea! My boys ALWAYS get holes in the knees. I'll have to try this out!