Use These Halloween-Inspired Machine-Embroidery Designs to Patch a Hole in an Old Pair of Jeans�Instant Festive!

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Cute Halloween embroidery designs for kids of all ages...I put myself in this category!

Cute Halloween embroidery designs for kids of all ages...I put myself in this category!

Photo: Embroidables

Cute spooky witches brew??? Yup, pumpkins and candy corn, too! These embroidery designs from Embroidables are adorable. I showed them to my daughters and they wanted me to stitch them on their old jeans--we're having a hole patching party later this week! This is a perfect way to get a little more mileage out of a tired pair of jeans or pants that have holes or spots on them. What kid doesn't have at least one pair hanging around?...I bet I have a few holes I could cover too. Halloween is such a fun holiday for me, it's the perfect time of year to pull out the bright colored embroidery threads and bond with my girls...I see some matching embroidered jeans in our future!

Even if Halloween isn't your thing, take a minute to check it out...Not only do they have all sorts of great embroidery designs, they also have a cool calculator at the bottom of the page. It converts inches to millimeters in a snap. All you have to do is enter the inches--and the millimeters magically appear!

If you decide to patch a hole with an embroidery design, this is how you do it.

  1. First, don't trim any of the threads that are attached at both ends over the hole. Cut a piece of light-weight cotton the exact size of the hole and a square of hefty fusible interfacing that's big enough to cover hole plus an extra 1/2" all the way around.
  2. From the wrong side of the hole, position the cotton fabric in the hole like a puzzle piece.
  3. Place the fusible interfacing, glue side down over the hole.
  4. Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of the hole.
  5. Put a piece of soft cutaway stabilizer in your embroidery hoop.
  6. Use a temporary adhesive spray to adhere the pants in the hoop. You may have to take apart the inseam to get the hole in the hoop.
  7. Stitch your embroidery design over the hole.
  8. Trim the stabilizer neatly away from the back of the design

Enjoy your festive Halloween Jeans!

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