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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 coat.

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
 - mend or patch a hole in the fabric of your coat or lining
 - the hole must be at least 1-inch across (not 1-square-inch)

To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (less than two minutes):
 - show the hole in your coat before repair
 - show the materials you will use for the repair
 - show making the repair
 - show the repaired hole in the coat
 - describe how you made the repair (optional)

Related Articles:
Easy Sashiko Japanese Visible Mending (jean jacket)
Invisible Mending

Related Videos:

Elbow Patches D.I.Y. | Coat with Lining


How To Fix The Lining In Your Coat


Repairing a Rip or Hole on Fur Coats


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This lovely woolen coat has served my husband well, but had come apart badly at the cuffs. There was a hole nearly entirely around the cuff--somewhat obscured in the first photo because the coat is made of a double thickness of fabric. Because the damage and fraying was so bad, I decided to mend the hole by attaching twill tape--thereby reinforcing the weak/broken fabric and adding a replaceable element which can easily be swapped out if this high-wear area has trouble again in future.
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The hole, going nearly fully around the cuff; pinning twill tape in place
The hole, going nearly fully around the cuff; pinning twill tape in place
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Sewing the twill tape; finished cuff
Sewing the twill tape; finished cuff
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Opalyn Rose approved this submission.
Note: I hereby certify this badge bit complete. Interesting repair!

 
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Does this BB require that the hole is not along a seam? Is there a better place for me to submit that?
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Samantha Lewis approved this submission.
Note: Nice work.

 
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This is my wool work coat. It LOVES to snag itself on fencing and make lovely large rips. As you can see, I've mended quite a few already in this coat!

Lots of mends, with a new hole to mend!


I didn't happen to have any wool yarn to match. So, like with my other mends on this coat, I decided to spin some lovely black wool from Judith Browning (thank you!) into thin yarn. I spun and plied an arm-span amount to sew with, then spun and plied more when I needed more to darn with.

some of the unaspun roving, as well as the spun yarn on my needle


To darn, I stitched up and down across the tear. I made the stitches alternate, so they also wove, much like a sashiko or sock darning stitch.

don't mind the random silver hair. Here's the progress picture of darning it!


Close up of the darn. It's still pretty visible, but not as bad as some of my previous darns on the coat. The bunchiness seems to be largely due to irregularities in my spinning (I'm still working on "spinning a fine line")

Close up of the darn


And here's a picture of it from farther away:

In the time it took me to darn the coat, the toys have invaded the couch. We don't talk about the lego Bruno there.... (Forgive the Encanto reference, haha! My kids LOVE that movie!)
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Paul Fookes approved this submission.
Note: Definitely complete and such fabulous stitching and I love the thread

 
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I tore a large hole in my barn coat.

barn coat with big tear in the denim

The lining was fine, however, so  I thought it would be fun to try boro and sashiko to repair my coat.

everything I need to make the repair

The first step was to baste the torn pieces to the lining and whip stitch the torn edges with matching sewing thread. Then I marked the sashiko pattern with a ruler.

ready for the sashiko stitching


repair in progress


repair complete!
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Here's a seam in my sons coat that's coming undone near the elbow. I used grey thread, scissors, 2 pins, and a needle to whip stitch it shut again.
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the hole
the hole
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pins in place, sewing up
pins in place, sewing up
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finished hole, all the tools I used
finished hole, all the tools I used
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The hem/edging on my jacket was coming undone.
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Hole with ruler holding it open. From the hem to the end of that loose thread.
Hole with ruler holding it open. From the hem to the end of that loose thread.
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Sewing the hole.
Sewing the hole.
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Outside of the hole with materials after repair.
Outside of the hole with materials after repair.
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Inside of coat after repair. The ruler no longer fits under hem.
Inside of coat after repair. The ruler no longer fits under hem.
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Rebekah Harmon approved this submission.
Note: Good job, Dave, saving your coat to keep you warm for more days!

 
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