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.