My jeans are about 6 months old and have already started ripping in places. However I do wear them a lot, and they do tend to get a beating. most of the signs of wear and tear I am not bothered about however their is a rip by the crotch which I would like to cover and prevent from getting any larger.
I cut a denim patch to fit the area, which I got from the lady at the slow fashion gallery. I then pinned it into place, and stitched around the outside using doubled up thick thread. I then darned along and across the fabric, which has made it very strong. The repair is great and has held up well since wearing them.