We can repair your back pockets using our darning technique that blends with the original material. Some damage requires us to remove the pocket, repair the fabric, then sew the pocket back on. Work is performed in house on our collection of vintage machines.
back pocket material’s tracks
Choosing your patch material
The back pockets of denim jeans are prone to wearing out at the top corners with use. Luckily, repairing a back pocket is a pretty simple fix. You can see the inside corner of the right pocket has a small hole and another one is forming on the inside corner of the left pocket. These are the steps I used to repair and reinforce the pockets. The material should extend past the edges of the hole, overlapping onto the good fabric by about a centimeter or so. I like to use the iron-on denim patches, but fusible webbing or strong interfacing works, too. This product is similar to the one I used. You can also just use a scrap of fabric a bit larger than the hole, but I prefer the added strength of an iron-on product. For sewn-in patches, baste in patch to keep it from shifting. Regardless of whether you chose an iron-on or sew-in patch, you need to reinforce the patch by sewing a strong row of stitches around the edges.
Step 1: Materials
I hate keeping my phone in my back pocket or purse, so it usually ends up sticking halfway out of my pocket and falling out when I sit down. I decided to extend the length of one of the pockets the one I usually keep my phone in so my phone fits all the way in. Edit: After doing this five or so more times, I discovered a couple more tips I'd like to add. First, if your jeans are tight on your leg when you wear them don't make the pockets too long. I recommend making sure your phone can still peep out of the top of your pocket like in the first picture above. This makes it easier to get your phone out of your pocket, but makes sure it still says in when you sit. Making the pockets any longer looks a little weird. Second, after a long time, the seam at the bottom of the pocket starts to get holes. I found that folding the fabric over the bottom edge instead of folding it on a side edge works better and needs no repairs over time.
It happens to all of us. One day you are working on something or simply going about your business when you feel a tear. You turn around to see the back pocket of your jeans hanging by a thread.