This style of mending seems to be trending at the moment. The Japanese call it Boro and it seems looks to be related to sashiko. When the boy tore his pants, I saw an opportunity to try my hand at it. I put a piece of cotton jersey behind the tear and blanket stitched the edges to the jersey. Then I outlined the patch with a running stitch to secure the patch. I finished off with running stitches quilting the patch to the pant.
I’m really quite pleased with the result!