My partner requested I repair a hole near the hem of his favorite pair of long underwear. I didn't have anything gray in my scrap pile, but the black fabric is nice and thick and probably a good choice for reinforcing the thinning fabric anyway. It's not the prettiest patch job, but it's an under layer so it doesn't really matter if it looks nice - it works and that's what matters.
They/them. Autistic and disabled permie newbie in zone 6a.
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It's a good thing these don't have to be beautiful. My patch is on a quilt. I was lucky enough to find a heavy decorative sham at the thrift shop. Ironed the edges over so they would look more finished. Wondering now if that was a mistake. Patched both sides which meant going through three heavy layers. Wishing I had listened when my mom tried to teach me to sew :-(. Nevertheless, the patch is holding and my winter quilt is ready just in time.
I’ve darned these jeans in a couple places, but one of the knees finally gave out. I grabbed a pair of “donor” jeans and cut out a patch with pinking shears to help keep the edges from fraying. Pinned and basted the patch in place, then did a kind of cross-stitch- and sashiko-inspired visible mending. Knotted and finished off the ends on the inside, pulled out the basting stitches, and we’re done!
A previous patch had worn out on my partner's jeans, so I unpicked the old one and used it as a template to cut a new one. I turned under the edges, held it in place with pins, and carefully backstitched it on. I also did some hand reinforcement around the original hole in the knee with columns and rows of back-stitches, but these are not really visible, even when holding the garment.
This patch lasted a couple years, which significantly extended the life of the pants, particularly as the result is still nice enough looking to work in any setting. Fortunately, patches and rips are currently quite in fashion!
He whai take kore noa anō te kupu mēnā mā nga mahi a te tangata ia e kōrero / His words are nothing if his works say otherwise
I used a piece of 100% cotton fabric, left from another project, as a patch. The thread is Coats and Clark's mercerized, and since a bundle of it burns readily to fine grey ash rather than melting, I'm figuring it is cotton. I do not know exactly what kind of woven fabric(s) the skirt is made of, but it does not seem synthetic.
In order to prevent the patch fraying, I turned its edge under as I hand-stitched it to the skirt. I meandered some lines of stitches across the patch to better secure it to the fabric underneath. Because the skirt has an attached petticoat/lining layer, I did not include an under-patch.
" Let the people, O God, confess to Thee: let all the people give praise to Thee:  The earth hath yielded her fruit. May God, our God bless us,  May God bless us: and all the ends of the earth fear Him." (Psalms 66/67)