Monday, February 17, 2014

Playful Patches

My grandson plays hard just like his daddy did at his age.  Playing hard means scrapes and bruises and worn knees of all his little pairs of pants. Instead of putting a regular patch over the holes I thought I'd have a little bit of fun with them!

I started out by ironing a patch over the hole and chose pink because the torn opening reminded me of a mouth.  Robots are one of Micah's favorite things right now so I did some free-motion stitching around the patch to resemble a little robot head.....with a big smile!

Micah calls these his "comfy cozy" pants and I didn't want to put a stiff patch on the torn knee of his sweats. Taking the sleeve of an old t-shirt, I cut a double layer of circles to free-motion stitch over the opening. Since t-ball practice started last week Micah is all about baseball right now. Turning the circle patch into a baseball with some red thread was easy and made another playful patch for my mending project.


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