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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in textiles.

In this project, you mend a small hole or tear so that it becomes invisible.

The skills this is showing are colour and material choice, identifying the kind of fabric and damage, and your choice of technique to make the repair invisible.

To complete this Badge Bit, you must show photos of:
- the small hole or tear;  
- the material(s) and tool(s) you used;
- how you did the mending;
- the same piece after mending.

A little more on this subject:
 Darning a tear in a sheet
 Eight ways to fix a hole in a T-shirt (not all 8 are good)
 How to invisible repair a moth hole in a wool sweater
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And here is what I did so I hope to get this BB.
In this cotton summer dress (or a tunic, I often wear it with leggings) are some tiny holes. I want them fixed before they get bigger.


Close up photo of the largest hole


Tools and materials I used. Cotton embroidery yarn (only 1 of the 6 strands) and a very fine needle.


I do it in the same way as darning a hole in a sock


Start of the 'weaving'


Ironed it (hot, it's all cotton), so its more invisible-ish


Do you see it?
Staff note (jordan barton) :

I hereby certify this badge bit complete

 
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Oops ... I made a mistake in the title of the thread. I hope you can change it Mike, Nicole or who's the moderator here.
 
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Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:Oops ... I made a mistake in the title of the thread. I hope you can change it Mike, Nicole or who's the moderator here.



Maybe it is just my brain. I do not notice a mistake in the title.

what would you like it changed to?
 
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jordan barton wrote:

Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:Oops ... I made a mistake in the title of the thread. I hope you can change it Mike, Nicole or who's the moderator here.



Maybe it is just my brain. I do not notice a mistake in the title.

what would you like it changed to?



the word 'invisible' is missing the second 'i' in the title
 
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Judith Browning wrote:

jordan barton wrote:

Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:Oops ... I made a mistake in the title of the thread. I hope you can change it Mike, Nicole or who's the moderator here.



Maybe it is just my brain. I do not notice a mistake in the title.

what would you like it changed to?



the word 'invisible' is missing the second 'i' in the title


That's one mistake. But there's a worse mistake. The last word is wrong, it must be something like 'invisible mending', not 'fabric'.  But I don't know how to edit the title
 
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And thank you again Nicole!
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I noticed my winter jacket had a ripped seam under the arm, perfect opportunity to do a badge bit. I decided to use a mattress seam as I would in knitting, it's probably not called that in sewing?

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Staff note (Nicole Alderman) :

I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete! I think next time you might want to use smaller stitches, closer together. That tends to be a bit stronger, and less likely to rip back open.

 
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