From ironing on patches to tearing huge holes in them, there are many ways to give your child’s worn-out jeans new life with our easy tips.
Are your child’s jeans getting old, or maybe they’re just over basic blue? It might be time to revamp your kid’s favourite pair of denims… Instead of going out to buy a new pair of jeans, why not let your inner arts and crafts specialist shine? Best of all, your child will love helping you transform their jeans into something sparkly and new.
Patch ‘em up with badges
Badges are super easy to work and great for covering holes or faded areas. Most kids – even tweens and teens – love badges because they’re trendy, funky, and fun. Set your iron to a hot temperature, place your badge in the desired position, and then press the iron down on top for about 45 seconds. You might want to use a thin cloth in between your child’s jeans and the patch to avoid burns. Turn the jeans inside out and repeat. Super easy, right?
Get creative with paint
Grab a stencil and some spray paint and let your child go wild. Protect the part of jeans that you don’t want covered in paint with a large sheet of paper.
Try fabric variation
Revamp two pairs of jeans at once by cutting pieces of material from both and swapping them. Put a dark patch of denim on light jeans and vice versa. You need to be good with a needle for this one and it’s best for an adult to do.
Explore embroidery and beading
Use a sewing machine or hand embellish any design your child would like. Throw beads on the sides of their jeans or use them to make an interesting pocket detail. You can do the same with buttons and studs.
Distressing your child’s denim
Don’t stress, distressing is easy, and if doesn’t turn out the way your child wanted nobody will notice. Go ahead and rip, graze, tear and dye away.
Get creative with hems
This is a major trend right now. Fringed, ripped, and uneven hems are loved by young fashionistas. Your child can help by choosing ribbon, lace, or other trimmings that can be added to the hems.