Feb 6, 2012

Ice Cream Cone Knee Patches

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If you've got little ones, then you'll know the frustration of thread bare jeans and holey knees.  It's inevitable!  Boden has a whole stack of pants that I just got rid of, all getting too short, and all worn right through at the knee.  Addie recently wore through a pair of her jeans and I thought they were worth patching, since they still fit her pretty nicely.

After a little creative patchwork, Addie's ragged jeans have a new, extra-cute, lease on life!  I was inspired by this adorable post over at Mollie's Mom. 

Her stacked heart shaped scoops were too cute to pass by, and I figured I'd put my spin on the idea.

Here's how I did it:

I got started by measuring the width of the hole on the knee of Addie's jeans.

Next, I cut an ice cream scoop shaped template out of paper.  I used the template to cut out three scoops of "ice cream" as well as some "hot fudge" to top it all off.   I also cut out a cone and a little heart ice cream topper.  Then I played around with all the little pieces to see how I wanted the final cone to look.

Following the package directions, I applied Heat n' Bond to all the individual pieces.  Then I arranged them over the hole in Addie's jeans and ironed it all in place.  While I was at it, I patched the other knee as well.  It wasn't worn through just yet, but it was getting there.  For that knee I did a jumbo scoop of ice cream with hot fudge topping and a little heart too.

Once everything was ironed in place and cooled, I quickly stitched around the edges for extra strength and to prevent peeling.

Pretty cute, eh?  Addie loves her new "ice cream pants", and I have a feeling they'll be getting a lot more wear!

I've got plans for a pair of Boden's too-worn jeans as well, I'll share his new knees soon!

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Renee said...

LOVE 'em Jen... what a wonderful/creative idea!!!

{northern cottage} said...

Yay!! I was just looking for a patch the knees tutorial & here you are!! Hooray!


mollie's mom said...

Jen, Thank you for the shout out!! The knee patches are adorable :)

Tina @ Babycakes Blog said...

That is so cute and just in time for me too, I just got a bag full of clothes from a friend for my girls and one of the pairs of jeans has a nice rip at the knee, I'll have to try something like this! I found you via the Gingersnap Crafts Link Party.


{Adventuresindinner} said...

Awesome idea! Especially since it is a 'no sew' project. :0)

Thanks so much for taking part in our Pin'Inspiration Party. Hope that you are having as much fun exploring as I am and that you'll take part in helping the "Beat the Winter Blues" on Saturday.

Marriage from Scratch said...

Okay, SO adorable!

I’d love for you to come link this post up at From Scratch Friday (live now on the blog!).


Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

AMAZING! This turned out FABULOUS! You are so talented Jen! Thanks for sharing at my party!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! XO, Aimee

Marilyn said...

Very beautiful..What a lovely cute idea.. : ))