Now, I don’t know about you but I am pretty good at keeping my clothes in one piece. One of the Workshop Wednesday crew has however got a few rips in their work trousers so I thought I would show you how to sew on a patch in this Make Do Monday post!
I did this job on my sewing machine simply because it is a bit faster and easier, if you prefer to sew by hand it is pretty much the same procedure. Apart from a sewing machine and your broken item of clothing, you will need:
Some pins, a pair of scissors, a thread in a matching colour and a patch in the same kind of material as your item of clothing. In my case I’ve got a scrap piece of denim to go with the pair of jeans that I’m mending.
Pin the Patch under the hole on the inside of the trousers since this is quite a small rip. If you’ve got a large hole on the knee for example it might be better to put the patch on the outside of the trousers to make them last longer.
Sew all around the hole with a straight stitch to keep it in place and then change to zigzag and cover all of the hole with stitches. This is what it looks like on the inside and below is the final result, no more draughts!