My mom is a sewing wiz, she sewed and mended my clothes when I was just a little gal. She then went on to professional alterations which included leather work, she was in high demand.
Then I grew up and my mom still did my mending, and my husbands and my kids...the jeans anyways because my old machine could not sew through the denim, well that's I used to tell her...I would do the buttons, socks, hems and basically anything that I could mend by hand.
Well it's my turn..my son blew out the knees on his work jeans and he is house poor so he asked if I could help. I told him "best you run to the store and buy a pair just in case..I never did the jean patch thing"...
He called me to say he found a good pair of work pants for $29.00, good thing because his old jeans went from this:
They will do for work but boy..best I keep my day job.