Patch it Up!

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It’s unlikely that The Fableists jeans will wear through at the knees too quickly. They are pretty thick and rugged and definitely meant to last a kid or three!

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But what can be done with them if they do start to wear in the knees? Before you grab the scissors and start cutting them down in to shorts (seriously – what childhood is complete without a pair of cut downs?) patch them up.

Old pieces of denim, or other fabrics make great patches but a lot of designers are making beautiful and original patches that can make your child’s jeans in to wearable art. Etsy is a great place to find all sorts of new and vintage patches that can be sewn on or (bonus points) ironed on.

A friend recently shared the gorgeous patches displayed below on The Fableists’ Facebook page and I couldn’t resist sharing them with you.

 

They are from Bellemine, a Montreal based operation set up by two women; illustrator Isabelle Arsenault, known for her children’s books and her childhood friend Jasmine Evangeliste.

Each design is a limited edition, with only 100 of each produced. Bellemine aims to reduce the amount of textiles that end up in landfills by offering a beautiful and original way to keep your clothes in action.

Their patches can be ironed on and used on a variety of materials, including denim, jersey, cotton and fine knits and they are machine washable in a cold cycle. What’s not to love?

 

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