Instead of throwing away your favorite pair of jeans when you get a hole in the knee, try patching them. A patch is not only functional, but can add character too.
For my patch I used a swatch I took from a darker pair of jeans. I swiped a pair of my sons jeans that had a broken zipper. I love the contrasting blues, however a different color printed fabric would look great as well.
I turned my jeans inside out and traced the heart shape onto the fabric, then cut it out.
I pinned the patch onto the wrong side of my jeans and started sewing. I used dark blue thread matching the color of the patch.
After I finished sewing in the patch, I scratched at the rough edges to create a distressed look.
I love the way these turned out. It looks like I bought them this way.