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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.
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Hole (and overall thinning fabric) near the hem.
Hole (and overall thinning fabric) near the hem.
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Patch pinned in. I like this black fabric for patches/reinforcing thin areas because it's thick and sturdy.
Patch pinned in. I like this black fabric for patches/reinforcing thin areas because it's thick and sturdy.
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Sewing in progress. My sewing machine manual calls this stitch a "mending stitch."
Sewing in progress. My sewing machine manual calls this stitch a "mending stitch."
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The patched hole. Ugly but functional!
The patched hole. Ugly but functional!
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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.

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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!
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