For months -- months, you understand -- this particular project has been floating around the sewing room. To wit, one pair of jeans (with holes in the knees thoughtfully provided by my son) and a pair of leather patches (already cut out and ready to go). It's really almost embarrassing how long it took me to finally sew those patches on!
But better late than never, right? I handstitched the patches to avoid opening up the inner leg seams. Which required less work, in a way, but made the hand stitching a bit more fiddly. Hopefully these poor pants will get a new lease on life -- and "just in time" for the fall weather that should be arriving a very, very long time from now. *ahem*
PS -- I just put these through the washer and the dryer, and they came out beautifully! I was a bit worried about how the suede would hold up. Phew!