Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A Monster and a Robot for Ben

A hole appeared in the knee of a nice pair of Ben's jeans.

 I wondered if he would like a monster face there, something I had seen on Pinterest.  He was charmed, and I amused myself one Sunday afternoon with needle, thread, and fabric scraps. 
 


I did the patch entirely by hand so I didn't have to rip open the side seams to get the leg into my sewing machine.  It was not as difficult to hand-sew through denim as I thought.  We love Ben's monster, and he often gets compliments when he wears the jeans; in fact, he styled himself on Sunday with a sweater vest, red bow tie, (orange snow boots - whoops, forgot the penny loafers at home), and his monster-knee jeans.


The robot came about because I bought Ben a plain green sweatshirt at the thrift store and offered to embellish it for him.  He drew a robot for me, which I had to modify to sew, which did not please him, so we had to go back and forth several times at the drawing board.

I don't enjoy looking at the final result as much as he does.  He is so pleased that his robot has sunglasses.  


I am just pleased to have so much fun sewing things for my boy that he loves.  

13 comments:

Lana said...

I love the monster! I am going to have a get a hold of some of the grandson's jeans and patch them this way. They would be so excited.

Lisa said...

The thought of a bowtie at the neck and a monster at the knee is pretty cute.

Both of these designs are great ideas!

BLD in MT said...

That is some fan-foo-goo-tastic patching!

Jennifer Jo said...

My husband says he wants monster faces on his ripped work jeans.

Jess @ Mama Wolf said...

I love those monster jeans!

beth s said...

What GREAT boy projects! Love them both.

A said...

So precious!

jenny_o said...

What great ideas! So nice that you both enjoyed the sewing, in different ways.

This comes just at the right time for me - I found two white t-shirts at the thrift store for our grandson and was looking for a way to add some pizzazz to them. I thought of fabric paint, but would have to buy some. Cloth scraps, on the other hand - there is no end of those here.

Your two bigs are getting so tall! And your little is growing so quickly. If you are looking for a post idea, let us know how her personality is developing - is she like anyone else in your family, or just like herself? She seems to always be fascinated by everything, in your photos :)

Hazel said...

I love the robot, especially the zigzags connecting him.

And I wish I'd seen the monster knee when my son was younger; he'd have loved it!

Becky said...

They're both great! My gal seems to have outgrown my embellishing her clothes (hopefully just for the time being), but I'm thinking I may need a monster patch on a pair of jeans with a ripped knee.

Rachel Weaver said...

Amazing!

Beth said...

Love it!!!

Sarah Barry said...

The monster is awesome! My boys would love it.

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