Advice on repairing crotch, please!

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    Chris_Calli

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    Hi!

    I have 3 pairs of selvedge raw denim, all older than my Nudies, and recently, the crotch of my Brute Knuts ripped.

    Do you have a suggestion for me, please?

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    Thank you!

    Chris.
     
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    That's quite annoying, especially as the jeans look like they haven't seen much wear.

    Looking at the lower photo, I'd be inclined to darn from the seam in an oblique direction:

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    and at least an inch beyond the damage in all directions away from the seams (the seam itself you don't need to overlap too much as, so long as you're into the seam, it should hold). I prefer to make some of the zig zags of my repair longer than others so that the reinforced area doesn't stop abruptly and put a strain on the area immediately ahead of the darned section:

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    Use a thicker than standard thread if you can get hold of it in these Covid times. Gutermann top stitch is very strong, but probably too thick. Gutermann makes a thread that's in between top stitch and standard, and it would be my choice for this, especially if you aren't going to re-inforce with a bit of scrap denim. You can use standard thread, but you'll be doing a lot of back and forthing to get enough strength.

    You can, of course, do a heck of lot less darning if you are willing to put an extra layer of scrap denim on the inside of the hole and darn over it. You can even put a slab of denim right over the seam and darn it right over so you start to re-inforce the right hand side as well.

    Darning with a sewing machine may be a lot quicker than darning by hand... but if you're patient, by hand is still possible.

    Have a look at my media on this site. You'll see my Grim Tims had a lot of darning. Possibly I didn't make a wise colour choice as I was used to Levi's which fade a lot more than nudies, so I went lighter in the anticipation of a fade that will probably never happen.
     
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    Thank you!
     

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