Member since 1/26/11
Date: 12/4/12 4:03 PM
I have a 3 corner tear AT HANDLE SITE (stress point) on my canvas duffle bag. I would like to try to repair it. My plan...
1. Machine mend stitch on my machine
2. Place large canvas patch over tear on both sides
3. Using my machine, sew back and forth over patch going beyond the tear to totally reinforce it.
PLEASE, does ANYBODY HAVE ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS or techniques?
Member since 11/5/04
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Date: 12/4/12 5:25 PM
I'm about to try something similar to my overstressed handbag. I'm planning to put canvas on the inside as reinforcement, then stitch on the outside in a color matching the exterior.
Member since 8/24/02
In reply to Barbaraparm
Date: 12/4/12 9:38 PM
Can you give us a photo of the damaged area?
Member since 4/23/07
Date: 12/4/12 9:44 PM
That is what i just did to a co-worker travel camping bag. covered with some same colored canvis and sewed a round and stitched back and forth. It look great.
Ecclesiastes 11:7,8 Nothing on earth is more beautiful than the morning sun. Even if you live to a ripe old age, you should try to enjoy each day, because darkness will come and will last a long time. (CEV)
Member since 2/17/07
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Date: 12/5/12 10:37 PM
Here's how the military patches parachutes. Not sure if this is applicable or helpful, but I post it in the hope that it is.
There is a written instruction section that goes with this diagram, and I'll post that if you want it, but the diagram makes more sense than the written instruction does.
A sewing machine is just a welder for textiles.