How to Patch a Hole in Pants

What if there is a hole in pant? You need to get it mended as soon as possible. Next question that arises is what if it is mended and it gets undone again? The world will show numerous ways of patching a hole in pants. But the question still arises “How to patch a hole in pants” in the best way possible. Study shows that there are innumerable ways of patching a hole in pants- Temporary patching, normal sewing, sewing by a normal cotton thread, etc. The best way to patch a hole in pants is to stitch and sew it in the best way possible. Heating it with steam or iron it before and the stitch work actually helps to get it into the best shape.


Imagine you are in the middle of somewhere and your pant gets blown out or torn? It usually happens in the crotch area of the pant. Most people get it stitched somewhere and carry on with it. But little do they understand that they can’t get a lifelong benefit from it. Here comes the best way to patch a hole in the pant.

Step 1: You will need to clean up the affected area of the pants which are to be stitched. Using your scissors to clean up the affected part removes the unwanted part. Place it on an iron table and let the iron do its work of making it plain.

Materials required –

  • Iron on patch
  • Thread
  • Pants

Tools required –

  • Seam Ripper
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Sewing Machine


Step 2:

Iron your Pants- Before the start of the actual patching ironing it is the best option. Although ironing is not necessarily done but is done in order to remove the wrinkles.

Step 3:

Applying the Patch- With the patch and iron in hand follow the three simple steps –

Cut the patch to match the shape of your tear

Place the patch on the inside of your pants

Finally iron your patch to the new fabric


Step 4:

Reinforce the Patch-

To make your patch more permanent, use your sewing machine to secure the patch to the pants. Sew a single row of stitches around the entire patch. Use a zigzag stitch (if your machine has one) to sew the patch on more securely. This will also help to keep your patch from fraying.

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