|repair from the wrong side with flannel patch|
When the kids are home for holidays, they bring their mending for me to do. As soon as I recovered from the norovirus, I started into the mending jobs they left for me. My daughter's favourite pyjamas split open at the knee. My friend Joanne gave me the idea of how to repair it by cutting a piece of flannel about the size of the hole and sewing over the area intensely.
|repair from the right side|
Then you sew a straight stitch around the edge of all the stitching you've done.
With scissors, you trim as close as possible to that containment line of stitches. Easy peasy repair.
It worked perfectly and the pyjamas are restored to full functioning and are comfortable to wear.
And of course, there is the never ending job of repairing toys that my Granddog Max has destroyed. He plays with a toy until it is completely shredded to threads. Since Max separated the head from the body, I just sewed the now headless toy back together for more playtime!
Look for more hand stitched repairs on Sunday's post!