Monday, April 12, 2010


My oldest boy is a very active little guy. He's 5. He loves to play hockey (goalie in particular) and Spiderman. As much as I try to convince him he doesn't have to slide on his knees, he does, a lot, particularily onto his right knee. As a result he has worn holes through the right knee of 5 pairs of pants in the past month. I am not, I repeat NOT, buying 5 new pairs of pants for him, but he still has some growing to do before he's into the next size. So what's a mom to do?

Then I remember a lovely invention called patches. Do they still sell these things? Sewing and ironing are not at all my domestic gifts. I managed to find a fabric store and sure enough there they were, iron on pants patches.

It's been a while since I'd ironed anything (I hate ironing).  So long that my 3 year old had no idea what the iron and ironing board were when I dug them out and dusted them off.

Attaching the patches were pretty easy actually.  Just press them on.  It would have been nice to have found some funky plaids but I would probably have to actually have a sewing machine and know how to use it to patch pants that way.

1 comment:

  1. Iron on patches. That's actually pretty cool.




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