I was inspired by this picture I found on Pinterest:
You can look it over at the parent blog/idea originator here called bymiek.blogspot.com
As you can see mine is a little different. I used buttons for eyes, have an additional mini one-eyed monster, and gave mine crazy stitching to outline the mouth.
Here was my process:
First I started by cutting out the excess strings (shown below) in a hole on a pair of already lined jeans (Sooooooo much easier being already lined!!).
Next I took some white felt and cut out my monster teeth:
Then I hot glued the teeth with just a smidgen/dab of glue to keep them in place for me until I could stitch them in. Stitched on the eyes of both monsters. Changed thread and did my crazy stitches around the mouths which play double duty. The stitches keep the teeth in place as well as keep the hole from growing any as the denim continues to fray. (these steps aren't pictured...sorry I got busy and completely forgot about the camera!)
Here is another shot with the teeth laid flat rather than fanging out at you.
I am completely in love with how it turned out and so is my Li'l Man! He was mesmerized by it at first then walked up and stuck his finger in the hole yanking it out quickly hollering "Ouch...that monster bit me!!". He cracks me up!
After I finished that pair I had to patch up another and then a friend whose son I was watching decided to strike while the iron was hot and brought a pair of his jeans to be patched when she picked him up. Here are the other two pair:
Both knees on my friend's little guys jeans had to be patched up. I am supposed to be making a matching "tie" tee for him as well. It is going to be the sweetest outfit! (I will have the "tie" tees in another post you WONT want to miss this too cute shirt embellishment!)
Here is the other pair I did for my guy.
We are very much University of Alabama fans around here and some of his favorite shirts are Alabama ones. So I had to make these "Bama" to match them. Now he will be ready to holler Roll Tide when wearing these cute jeans. He had a ball helping me pick out the mismatched red buttons, and telling me where they should go. Did I mention that he LOVES them???
I hope you are inspired to patch things up and have a ball doing so. It was very easy and a whole lot of fun with great results! Please let me know what you think about mine! I would love to hear about any patching ideas you come up with!
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Hope you have a great day and God Bless!