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Date: 1/12/13 5:50 AM



I created a new video if anyone is interested. It is how I repair a tear in clothing. This is something I have done for 40 years. It is an oldie but goodie. The repair is very flat on your material and if you match the thread very carefully, it will almost be invisible. Thanks everyone, Cindy

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Date: 1/12/13 9:14 AM

Great tutorial. Thanks.

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Date: 1/12/13 10:39 AM

I do my mending that way to.
Another tip.
back pockets they seem to rip right where the corner are and make holes.
what i do is take the stitches out and move the pocket part over just a bit. Stitch the hole with the same kind of thread.
put the pocket back and no more hole.
with todays stoned wash jeans they were out faster at the stress points.

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Date: 1/12/13 11:03 AM

Thank you. I do the same. I also use the honeycomb stitch in some situations. Sometimes you just have to ...oh darn!
Very nice of you to do this...thanks again!
Ironing the torn area is a great tip...it gets all the threads flattened.
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Date: 1/13/13 5:39 AM

Nice video, Cynthia. Thank you for the effort and the tip. It will come in handy for my business. I put the video on my Facebook page and on my Twitter.

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Date: 1/13/13 9:59 AM

Thanks for sharing! This is exactly the stitch and process I use. You are also right about it being called the mending stitch - great, huh!!

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Date: 1/13/13 10:49 AM

Great video - it's very clear. I'll definitely try this. Thank you!!

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Date: 1/13/13 12:33 PM

I have been doing this method of mending for many years. It is an adult preferred method as youngsters like the fringed, open knee look.

If you want the area to lie flat for the sewing feature, open one of the seams then sew it back together when the mending has been completed.

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Date: 1/13/13 1:33 PM

Nice work!

Aren't fusibles a blessing for this kind of repair? I've used the same idea, along with free-motion embroidery--hooping the fabric and dropping the feed dogs--to repair a Hawaiian shirt that dh tore on a barbed wire fence (he won't do that again!), duplicating the flower print with thread painting. Unless you're really close, you can't even see the fix.

If your jeans have a strongly visible twill weave and you want the patch to blend in more, you can duplicate that diagonal pattern using free motion embroidery, too.

BTW, Cynsew, I love your quick pillowcase video!



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Date: 1/14/13 5:46 AM

Thank You for all your kind words! I love to help the younger generation learn. Cindy

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