Torn Jeans? Here’s an Easy Way to Fix Them (Video) Email Wear your favorite jeans for long enough and eventually they’ll tear. Better than throwing them away and buying a new favorite, you can fix them! With an inside patch for stability and some jean-colored thread, your favorite denim will be back in action. Watch this video to see how: You can also start fixing your tear by applying an iron-on patch, as this second video demonstrates: Jeans can last a long time, so fixing a tear can give them a much longer life. And not only will it keep them out of the landfill, it will also save you money.