Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My Puka Pants

This is the puka I got in my favorite pants when I fell off the wall between Washington Middle School and Zippys. True, it's not a big puka, but you know how it's just gonna get bigger and bigger if I wear it and wash it and wear it and wash it. I don't care how stylish puka pants are, women of my age don't wear um.

So I had this idea to buy some fabric glue. I found this five-variety pack at Ben Franklin for $5. It's so neat. Starting from the left Fabric Fusion is a dry cleanable adhesive, next is Flexible Stretchable for t-shirts and knits, next is OK to Wash-It, a permanent fabric bond, then Jewel-It embellishing glue to permanently attach jewels and finally No-Sew temporary hold for basting and stitching.
I used this one - OK to Wash-It.
On the inside of my pants I put on several coats. I let it try between coats.
On the outside it looks like this. I've already washed it several times and it's still holding up. And no one's told me yet, "Eh lady you get one puka in your pants!"


  1. wow; for 5 bucks, that's a pretty good deal! what r your chances of finding another pair of jeans exactly like your favorite one?

  2. I know Rand. No way I'm gonna find another pair like this one. . . especially since I got it at Costco.

  3. The glue sounds like it'll be a good investment. But, I'm more interested in the wall...the one you fell off between Washington Middle School and Zippy's. Were you taking pics on top of the wall??

  4. Aleene's is a good product and the company makes glues for all kinds of applications. Glad you saved your favorite jeans. :)

  5. No Fawn, we had just finished taking pictures in front of the wall and I wanted to take more across the street. Going around the fence seemed like such a long walk that scaling the wall instead seemed like a good idea. I forget sometimes that I'm older now and not so agile.

    Yeah Betty, I'm so glad too that I'm gonna be able to get more usage outta my favorite pants.

  6. I love it!!! Thanks so much. I keep getting pukas on the front of my t-shirt. This is perfect!!!