Even they had a lot of wear and very thin fabric, I thought they would last a while longer.
Instead of using an over patch like last time, I went for a under patch this time. First, I cut a patch from some left-over fabric, making sure it would cover the entire worn area.
Then securing the edges using my serger, you can use a regular sewing machine and zig-zag seam or scallop scissors.
Then turning them again to start stitching. I put a quilting ruler inside the leg, to make sure I didn’t stitch through the back side of the leg. A good tip I got from Tricia, @morrissews
Earlier I have used a small book, or a small chopping board.
Sashiko does look good on jeans. Now I’m not very good on following rules so I keep to sashiko inspired.
When done in one direction, stitching in the other direction, making a stitch from one of the previous stitches to the next. Then under the next. Keep this up until you reach the end the. In the next row, you make sure your top stitch is in the same place as in the previous row. If you are more accurate than me you will have nice squared boxes. Keep it up until you have done all stitches.
This pair of jeans had a hole in the butt too.
It’s darned using thick sewing thread and some variegated embroidery thread.
You can learn how to darn in our post about Sock darning.