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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.

For this BB, you will mend a hole in a pocket!

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- repair at least one pocket
- repair using natural materials like cotton or wool

To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (less than two minutes):
- the hole in the pocket before repair
- materials used for the repair
- repair in progress
- repaired pocket

Related Articles:
- How To: Repair a Jeans Pocket
- How to Mend a Hole in Your Pocket
- How to Mend a Tear Around a Pocket

Related Videos:
How to fix a pocket with holes | Creating with misp


How to Repair a Hole in a Back Pocket on Jeans | mywithalmyart


How to repair torn trouser pocket | Judith Turner


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I almost feel like I'm a nobody in the permaculture world and therefore am not worthy of making the first post to this BB, but here I am.

For context, this is a hole in my pea coat. And now I can put little things in my pocket again :)
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hole needing mending in pocket of pea coat
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needle and thread for mending
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mending a hole in a coat pocket
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hole in coat pocket mended
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My fiancé's friend needed a hole repaired on the pocket of a pair of shorts and asked me because I fix all of my fiancé's clothes so here is what I did.


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This is the hole initially
This is the hole initially
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I didn't have a tan thread so I used brown, It really doesn't matter though because the pocket won't be seen unless turned inside out.
I didn't have a tan thread so I used brown, It really doesn't matter though because the pocket won't be seen unless turned inside out.
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This is it in progress. I used a ladder stitch, I find it my go to when closing pocket holes.
This is it in progress. I used a ladder stitch, I find it my go to when closing pocket holes.
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This is the end result of my stitching, not beautiful but it's functional.
This is the end result of my stitching, not beautiful but it's functional.
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Here is the pocket when turned inside out.
Here is the pocket when turned inside out.
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Mended a hole in a pocket in a pair of shorts. They've had a hole in them for years! Happy to be able to have my keys not fall out of them anymore.  
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Hole
Hole
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Materials
Materials
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Mending
Mending
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Fixed
Fixed
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My husband got a massive hole in this pair of jeans' pocket. Once the keys (and massive keyring about 3cm in diameter) fell through the pocket onto the road, I knew there was a big problem--no 'stitch in time saves nine' economies to be had here! I patched the hole in one of the pockets without taking any photos, but luckily for this BB (and unluckily for me), there was an equally massive hole in the other pocket as well yet to be seen to.

The holes were numerous and large enough, that I felt the best way forward was to patch and reinforce, rather than just sewing closed. I used some scrap shirting as the patch, as it's a high quality cotton.
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the massive hole, materials to fix, and beginning of patching process
the massive hole, materials to fix, and beginning of patching process
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found a third hole that required a supplemental patch; from the inside of the pocket; from the outside of the pocket
found a third hole that required a supplemental patch; from the inside of the pocket; from the outside of the pocket
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Sometimes this hole makes for magic Tardis pockets. Other times I lose things that are important.
Holey pocket in a coat
half sewn pocket repair
finished pocket repair
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Nicole Alderman approved this submission.
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I had a hole in the seam of my barn coat. It was bigger than an egg, and so very inconvenient.

Pocket lining with torn seam


Everything I need to make the repair


Pieces pinned together and being sewn


Completed repair
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My garden work pants have had some tears in them for far too long. While doing idle waiting work I mended them as best I could.

The pants are 100% cotton and so is the thread. I just used the most convenient sized needle I could find.

The hole before mending


And from the inside of the pants


I made some loops around the edge of the tears and then ran the thread through the entirety of it and pulled it tight first, then I did some wrapping stitches to reinforce it. I have no idea what the technical terms for these techniques are. I'm poorly imitating things I've seen done before without really knowing what I'm doing.









The inside mended


The outside mended


The middle mended (from the inside of the pocket)


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I got a whole in my work jeans last week and fixed it today. I used 100% cotton thread to mend this pocket which was my first time mending one. I turned the pocket inside out to sew the hole shut.
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The hold in my work jeans' pocket
The hold in my work jeans' pocket
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100% cotton thread
100% cotton thread
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Halfway through
Halfway through
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Mended on the inside
Mended on the inside
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Looking at the mend from the outside
Looking at the mend from the outside
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To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- repair at least one pocket
- repair using natural materials like cotton or wool

To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (less than two minutes):
- the hole in the pocket before repair
- materials used for the repair
- repair in progress
- repaired pocket

My keys poked a hole in the pocket of one of my pairs of work jeans.  That’s my key pocket so I need it intact to hold my keys.

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hole in jeans pocket needing mending
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jeans with hole in pocket and materials for mending
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mending a hole in a pocket
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jeans pocket with mended hole
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hole in jeans pocket repaired
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Leigh Tate approved this submission.
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The back pocket of these jeans was just wore out. I cut a patch from an old pair of denim shorts and used denim thread.
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back pocket
back pocket
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my patch
my patch
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on the machine
on the machine
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mended
mended
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Leigh Tate approved this submission.
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