Mending large holes to repair garments we love and because we need to do our part to stop polluting our environment. We have touched lightly on the subject of basic mending we can do at home, and the cost of fashion, watch the video and perhaps you will never set foot in a mall or order online again. But, what can we do whether we are moved by the love of a garment or alleviating pollution?
This is not an easy tutorial to write, the subject alone can fill a book of at least 400 pages, the possibilities are endless. We can all agree that there are five things to consider: the size of the hole, the type of fabric, wear and tear or an accident.
Mending Large Hole Techniques
Best for large areas on elbows in jackets, knees on children's pants, and decorative patches in jeans.
- Lace an easy way to make a patch to reapir a round hole or a tear along a side seem.
Store-bought, hand made or machine-made patches are perfect for rounded holes or large tears.
Machine Embroidered Patches
This technique can be done by hand or using a sewing machine.
Jeans, twill, and thick fabrics are by far the easiest to darn using the sewing machine.
Darning by hand this technique is perfect for delicate fabrics, and knitted garments.
Let me know if you would like a separate tutorial for this technique.
Mixing Techniques-Patches and Embroidery
The perfect way to express your creative individuality suitable for all fabrics.
We can all agree jeans are the easiest to mend and wear, that despite our best efforts things don't always turn out the way we want.
Other times mended clothes are associated with a lack of money.
To avoid this it is important to take into consideration the garment, the person wearing it, and the technique. It is my opinion that mending large hole mixing techniques gives the best results and I will prove my point in my next article where I will show you how I mend a few rips on one of my favorite summer dresses.
While mending large holes can sometimes seem like a hard task, reusing, repairing, and recycling the garments that we love is a great way to stop creating more waste and pollution. It is also a great way to explore our creativity.
Need more inspiration for mending large holes? Do you have a technique I do have not covered above? Please share it on the comment below, or use Instagram using the tag #mendinglargehole so I can see your creation. Until then, let's keep the world together one stitch at a time.