I stopped Matt from throwing out his jeans with holes - confidently declaring that I could mend them! After realising that I had never actually patched a hole, they sat for a while (aka months!) before I turned to Pinterest for help and found a fab tutorial by Create Enjoy
The hole was too big to just sew together, so definitely needed patching.
Suzannah's advice, I cut a piece of iron on interfacing and ironed it on over the hole.
I then turned them the right way round and machine sewed over the area, by going around the edges first and then filling in the centre. I used my free motion foot as I found it was then easier to then go back and forward, without using the backstich button. I chose a light blue/grey thread which sort of matched the denim colour.
The stitching does show, but is not too obvious when they're worn. It's also a lot better than a big hole and saves throwing them away for a little bit!!
Do you have any tips for mending clothes? I need to be prepared for the next time I have to pretend I know what I'm doing!!
Update 29th Sept 14 - this post was featured here by craftgawker
Update 8th Oct 14 - this post was featured here at Wake Up Wednesday by Tanya's Kreative Korner
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Thanks Roberta. Hugs from the UK! xDelete
What a clever way to patch jeans. I shall use this myself, my husband is always splitting his '#handmademondayReplyDelete
It was actually a lot quicker than I thought it would be... so would recommend giving it a go! xDelete
Thanks for sharing! Great job, glad it worked for you!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the inspiration & a great tutorial! It really came in handy ;) xDelete
This is a great tip!! TFS!! I also use the patch's they sell in Joann's and zigzag around the patch. I've also seen scraps of fabric if you don't mind it being noticeable. I'm stopping by from Sew Crafty Angel's linky party, a co-host and a new follower.ReplyDelete
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