Both GMan and I have have some really old clothes which we wear when we are gardening or doing other outdoor jobs.
Last weekend we were busy building a new hen house and we both managed to cause some damage which necessitated some mending. After the clothes were washed today I set about repairing them.
Here are the ‘before’ shots.
I ripped a 3 cornered tear in the back of my cotton trousers. They are very thin and some would say they are not worth repairing.
Gman’s patched trousers had a different problem – the stitching of the crotch seam below the zip gave way. I think the thread had just worn out.
Here is a close-up view.
I started with my trousers and placed a patch on the inside using double-sided iron-on interfacing.
Zig-zag stitching over the tear plus around the edge of the patch and the job was complete.
This is the view from the right side.
For the crotch seam I sewed a seam from the wrong side and then 2 rows of stitching from the right side. Like many of my mending jobs, it won’t win a prize but it is effective and extends the life of the garment.
Do you mend clothes?