Mum shares amusing trick for fixing ripped clothes – with no sewing needed

A mum on Facebook has shared a ‘genius’ hack for repairing her kids’ worn-out jeans – and not only does it revitalise old clothes, but it also requires next to no effort

A picture of a pair of jeans with a hole in the knee.
The mum’s helpful hack could see you get more use out of your old jeans (stock image)

Not all of us are naturally gifted when it comes to sewing, and as we consume more fast fashion, throwing away clothes instead of repairing them has become more common.

But if you’re looking to save money by fixing holes in jeans rather than chucking them into landfill, one mum on Facebook has shared a trick that could breathe new life into your old clothes.

Kerry Warner shared a picture to the Family Lowdown Tips and Ideas page which showed a hole in a pair of jeans that had been repaired using a unique item to cover the hole – a patterned sock with a dinosaur print.

The hack uses patterned socks to cover up holes and give jeans a cool new look


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Alongside the picture, text read: “I don’t know who needs to know this, but you can use patterned socks to mend holes in your clothes.”

If you’re handy with a needle and thread you can still sew the sock fabric over the hole, but the trick doesn’t require sewing if you’re a bit rubbish at it.

Instead, you can use fabric glue on the inside of the jeans to stick the extra piece of fabric over the hole.

And what’s more, the super simple hack adds an extra flair of originality and style to otherwise tired and old clothes – meaning you and your kids can keep looking cool while saving money on new jeans.

People on the Facebook group loved the hack as soon as it was posted, and almost 300 users commented to share their excitement at trying out the trick for themselves.

One person wrote: “That looks so cool.”

While another said: “I’m going to go and make holes in all my clothes so I can fix them with dinosaurs!”

And a third posted: “I’m going to do this with my son, he keeps doing knee slides and ripping holes in his trousers.”

But other commenters claimed mums have been doing this for years, as patching up holes in clothes is nothing new.

Someone said: “This used to be done years ago when I was little.”

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