Are my knees really that knobby?
March 7, 2013 11:52 AM Subscribe
A tiny hole has appeared on the left knee of one my nice pairs of jeans. Can I fix this?
posted by ablazingsaddle to clothing, beauty, & fashion (6 answers total)
I always wear out my jeans in the knees, and always on the left side first for reasons that I don't understand. I noticed a hole in a pair of nicer, jeans-are-my-work pants jeans the other day and flipped out a little. I've been trying to buy fewer, nicer things and take care of my stuff, but I'm not sure how to fix this, if a tailor can help, and I really, really don't want to turn these into cutoffs (so don't even start on that).
Would a tailor be of any help? Do iron-on patches work? These are a very sturdy pair of dark wash 7 For All Mankind jeans that I've been wearing pretty frequently for a little less than a year. I do put them in the dryer, but always on a low setting. I find that all jeans stretch out too much to let them hang dry and I'm a bit mystified by admonishments to never dry jeans. Diaper butt is not a good look.
I would describe my level of crafty handiness as 3 on a scale of 1 to 10. I am willing to pay to fix these, though. Is there a way to fix this hole or at least prevent it from getting bigger?