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
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