… the crafting kind, that is!
Scraped knees are a common thing with 5-year-olds. Miss. Kiki is always skinning her knees and as a result almost all of her jeans and leggings have holes in them near the knees. I mostly just ignore the holes until they start going right across the front. Moms, you know what I’m talking about, right? Right??
This particular pair of jeans are her favorite and so she was really teary and apologetic that they were torn totally ignoring the fact that her knees were scraped up pretty bad and I was frantically looking for the usual suspects :: Polysporin and BandAids!
She kept imploring me to, “Fix them, Mama! Can you fix them? Mama, I love these jeans!! Fix them, Mama!!! They’re my bestest favoritest jeans ever in the whole wide world!”
Patchwork to the rescue!
I drew out a heart template using a cereal box. I ironed a piece of fusible web onto some bits of fabric to make the fabric a bit stiffer and then I traced and cut the heart shapes out. To attach them on to the jeans I just used a simple running stitch with some embroidery floss all around the hearts.
Crafting surgery accomplished.
These bestest, favoritest jeans have been saved and those knees, they’ve healed up pretty good too!