I have already blogged several times about patching jeans, here, here, here and here but I make no apologies for blogging about it yet again.
It would seem, that patching has become to define my new way of life…
Anyway, this time, there was a pair of jeans each from hubby, BigSmall and me.
It was all going well, until the part where it said “Turn the trousers right side out and, focusing on the area directly around the hole, stitch in lines across the hole (diagonal to the weave and about 2mm apart) until the entire hole has been covered in lines of stitching”
This is the bit I struggle with.
Am I missing some magical easy peasy way of sewing through one layer of a leg of a pair of jeans without sewing the leg shut? AND making it look neat?
This is what the Zoe’s wonderful repair looked like.
You have to look very closely to even notice it, that is how good it is.
And these are my attempts.
1) For hubby’s, I did try to go for an invisible mend, and failed
2) BigSmalls-I went visible. And then wished I hadn’t, when he announced “I don’t like the green”. Oh. Ermmmm.
So what is the secret to neat patching?
I NEED to know 🙂