For some reason it hadn’t occurred to me to try a woven mend on my jeans. Until I saw someone do just that (on Instagram, I think) and I thought I’d try it. I really like how this has turned out. It’ll be interesting to see how it holds up compared to adding a patch of fabric and swing that on.
In case you want to try something similar, the thread I used is Gutermann Jeans Thread, Blue Denim, 100m.