I found these fabulous unfinished kitchen chairs at the thrift store for $3 each. A little wood stain and some clear coat later, and they are fabulous and in-use.
Unfortunately, I managed to forget to not put my knees down on the tarp I had covering the garage floor and got matching brown spots on both of my knees. Did I mention I was wearing one of my favorite pairs of jeans? You might remember them from the Hem Extension post.
I wore them once with the stained spots and it drove me crazy, so I had to think of something else.
My first thought was applique patches, but I’m really busy lately and that would take a bit longer than I have to invest. I have loads of paint and a lot of stamps, so, hey, why not? They were already in bad shape and I couldn’t possibly make it worse.
- Acrylic Fabric Paint a shade or two darker than the spot you want to cover
- stamp big enough to cover the spots
- small paper plate or piece of freezer (or wax) paper
- foam brush
Smooth jeans out, with spots facing up and easy to reach.
Place a small amount of paint on the plate or paper. Use the sponge brush to add paint to the stamp. Don’t dip the stamp in the paint or you’ll end up with a blob of paint on the fabric.
Place the stamp on top of the stain and gently press.
I added a few more stamps to give a sort of pattern and now my favorite jeans have a bit more wear!
As always, if you make any pattern or craft from sewhooked, I’d love to see a photo. Email me or add it to the Friends of sewhooked flickr group.
I am in awe of your cleverness!
Ah, thanks! I just hate to lose my favorite pair of jeans. They are SO comfy!
What a clever idea! I several pairs of jeans my kids have stained up that I think this technique would be great for. Thank you for sharing!
Oh, it’ll definitely work for your kids!
I can’t tell you the number of t-shirts and jeans I’ve saved by scrupulous stenciling, stamping or applique!
just so you know, tis craft is great! i had everyone at my party bring old jeans, and a stamp. we all wore them and a splatter painted shirt the next day! thanks!
Very cool, thanks for sharing that! Sounds like a fun party project!