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My beloved dog has a bad habit of chewing soft things that we leave in his range, so I get lots of opportunities for mending. This is my favorite cotton flannel robe (with my hand for scale—it’s a big hole!). I used sashiko cotton thread and a scrap of cotton flannel from my stash. I rather like visible mending, so the chewed edges were left irregular; they are whip stitched to the patch with contrasting thread. Added a few stars just to make it prettier. This is on the front and so not in an area of stress.
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Hole with hand for scale
Hole with hand for scale
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Patching in progress, with tools visible
Patching in progress, with tools visible
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Completed patch
Completed patch
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I sewed a patch onto a blown-out pair of pants, completing the project today.

Here's a photo of the pants with a significant hole in them:



I started the process by sewing-shut the tear.



Here's a photo of the patch I used. It's from an older pair of pants. I sewed round the edge to help prevent too much fraying as time goes on.



Here are the pants with the patch added:



Here's the finished sewing project, with me wearing the pants.



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This is the inside of my son's coat. He got too close to the fireplace. Luckily, it just melted, not ignited!
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melted fabric inside coat
melted fabric inside coat
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fabric for patch
fabric for patch
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I hand sewed this one with scissors and thread
I hand sewed this one with scissors and thread
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finished patch
finished patch
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and around the edges with a sewing machiene
and around the edges with a sewing machiene
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I got into a duel with Zorro and lost. I was left with this tear in my shirt sleeve.  The patch scrunched up a bit on the inside due to the ladder stitch, but is holding up well and pretty discrete from the outside.
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David N Black wrote:I got into a duel with Zorro and lost. I was left with this tear in my shirt sleeve.  The patch scrunched up a bit on the inside due to the ladder stitch, but is holding up well and pretty discrete from the outside.



Hi David! Speaking from experience, every patch I've done like that has ripped along the stiches. With so few--and large--stitches, the fabric will have just a few point to pull on it. I've never mended with a ladder stitch (maybe someone else has and can correct me), but I think this needs small stitches outlining the mend. Otherwise, I fear the mend will come undone in the wash or when under strain, and you'll have a much larger hole to mend (I've had that happen to me more times than I would like!)
 
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My puppy got caught chewing on my favorite quilt. She chewed holes and rips.  This tear I repaired by simply sewing a patch of fabric of similar size to the rest of the quilt, directly over top of the torn one below. I cut the new fabric about a quarter of an inch larger than the area I wanted to cover then turned it under to make a clean edge.

Then I quilted through all layers of fabric, in a similar pattern to what was there, for added durability and continuity.  
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Rip in quilt
Rip in quilt
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New cotton fabric, needle and thread, scissors
New cotton fabric, needle and thread, scissors
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Stitching patch to quilt
Stitching patch to quilt
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Completed patch.
Completed patch.
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I have a couple pairs of jeans where the knee ripped out this summer. I was figuring out how I wanted to patch them and came across this article on boro mending and decided to do that. I was gathering stuff up when I remembered there might be a BB for this and read up to make sure I gathered the right photos. So here they are, below. I'm wearing this pair of pants right now and will start a much worse knee this evening.
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Pants with a lightly ripped knee, a couple scraps of denim from cuffs of old pants, a spool of sashiko yarn and a needle
Pants with a lightly ripped knee, a couple scraps of denim from cuffs of old pants, a spool of sashiko yarn and a needle
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2/3 of the way done
2/3 of the way done
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Done, not as flat as I'd like, but it works and isn't uncomfortable
Done, not as flat as I'd like, but it works and isn't uncomfortable
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The underside
The underside
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The pants being worn
The pants being worn
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Added a few days later: my second pair -- both the artisanship and the artistry is much better. I sort of whish I had more mending to do. :-)
Added a few days later: my second pair -- both the artisanship and the artistry is much better. I sort of whish I had more mending to do. :-)
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One of my favorite cotton skirts had a hole, and I had a green T-shirt that was close enough in color. It didn't turn out too obvious thankfully, I wear the skirt often.
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All my mending stuff
All my mending stuff
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First I will close the hole
First I will close the hole
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Closed
Closed
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Now for the patch
Now for the patch
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Done. Inside
Done. Inside
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Outside
Outside
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Finished edges. Back
Finished edges. Back
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Finished edges. Front
Finished edges. Front
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I've got a lot of worn, torn clothes.  I also have a hard time throwing these out because I just think of how much labor would be involved if I were to actually make all that fabric, not to mention sewing the clothes.  Yet, sadly I haven't done well tackling the job of patching and refurbishing all this worn, torn clothing.  Time to start changing that!  I'll start with the shirt on my back that has a torn elbow and attempt to patch that.  

I dug through the closet and selected the most worn and torn shirt I haven't quite thrown away, making that the source for fabric patches (and it turns out for buttons for the next BB I'll submit).

The results of my first effort here aren't pretty, but it feels strong.  Since this is a shirt I mostly wear in the colder months under a sweater the ugly patched elbow won't matter when I'm out in polite society.  No one will see it!

Side note:  It took a bit of a hunt for me to find the 100% cotton thread.  I had to wait until I was making a trip into the city to go to the big fabric store.  All that is available immediately around me is polyester thread!  I stocked up on it once I found it.

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This is an image of the torn shirt elbow, the patch, the needle for hand stitching, and thread.
This is an image of the torn shirt elbow, the patch, the needle for hand stitching, and thread.
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I decided to first stitch around the frayed edges a bit.
I decided to first stitch around the frayed edges a bit.
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Working on the backside, I'm partway through sewing on the actual patch.
Working on the backside, I'm partway through sewing on the actual patch.
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The patch fully sewn in place on the back side.
The patch fully sewn in place on the back side.
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This is what it looks like from the front when done.
This is what it looks like from the front when done.
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