I had to be out in the field on Friday. The job was to cover a quarry blast so I was in and out of the Jeep to set up and retrieve equipment. When I'm unloading the machines from the Jeep after the shot, I happened to notice my jeans.
The split is about mid-way on the upper thigh, between the hip and the knee.
I'm rather bummed because these are one of my favorite pair of jeans. I thought about just putting a patch on the inside but I don't think that will look very good. I thought about dragging out the sewing machine and zigzagging over the rip. But, it's been my experience that, when a pair of jean splits like this, the surrounding fibers of the pants are also weak and zigzagging the tear shut is going to result in a larger split. I've actually lost weight so it wasn't because I was trying to stuff my too big self into too small pants.
So, I tossed the pants into the wash. I'll wash them and then stick them in the materials box. You never know when you can use denim to patch something else. There's always the idea of making a quilt. Time to buy a new pair. That's the part I really don't like.