Earlier this month while at Venice's First Friday event, my husband and I met Jerri from Style Spotting, a style and pop culture blog filled with fun ideas for everyday fashion. She loved the husbands DIY knee patches and even snapped a few pictures. These are super easy and add some serious sturdiness to those a little accident prone. Knowing my husband would tear right through any fabric I had, we took a trip to Diamond Foam and Fabrics to have a look at upholstery fabric. After deciding on a color palette, we snipped away our free samples. Giving it a decorative x stitch completed a small detail that was totally worth the work and pricked fingers. I made these about 3 years ago and almost every time he wears them people have stopped to comment on how 'cool' they are. Who knew? So don't give up on those old pairs with big holes, get creative and break out those scraps of fabric.
And don't mind Uli, she loves the camera and practically insists on being in every shot.