Introduction to Mending (Part 2) – Pyjama Pants, patch

This week we’re mending a big tear in a pair of pyjama pants. Woven fabric, fairly sturdy. In the video I’m showing you how to do bits by hand, and then you’ll see me switching over to the sewing machine.

I mend these kind of holes with a patch sewed on from the underside – a pice of fabric in a similar weight. 

Basically, you cut out a patch roughly an inch bigger on all sides than the tear you’re trying to patch. Pin it under, and stitch all around the tear to hold the two fabrics together. And then stitch over the frayed edges of your tear to keep it all in. You can be as creative as you like – as long as the two pieces of fabric are sowed together it’s all good!

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