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Sewing Holes

Do you want to learn leather patch sewing. What do you do when your fabric or clothes have holes or worn fibers? Don’t worry, they’re not ruined and can be repaired. These damaged areas can be darned easily and quickly on most sewing machines. For repairing, I recommend having a sewing machine, scissors, thread, and stabilizer. I prefer using a stick-n-wash away stabilizer but you can use another type if your fabric cannot get wet. You’ll also need your damaged fabric. Please note, this technique works best on woven (non-stretchy) fabrics. And if you’re repairing a hole, you’ll need some additional similar weight fabric. First, use your scissors to clean the area around the damaged section. Trim away any loose threads or frayed areas. Cut a piece of fabric from your repair fabric that’s larger than the hole. With the damaged fabric wrong side up, place your repair fabric over the hole also wrong side up. If you were to flip the fabric to the right side, the right side of the repair fabric should be showing through. Cut a piece of your stabilizer that’s larger than the repair fabric.

With a sticky stabilizer, I can simply stick it to the fabric and it should hold everything in place. If you’re using a non-sticky stabilizer you can pin it in place or hold it. The stabilizer will keep your fabric flat and prevent puckering while sewing. At your machine, you’ll want to use a standard straight stitch with a stitch length of either 2 or 2.5. You can use either an all-purpose thread for most fabrics or a fine-weight thread for more delicate fabrics. You can also use a standard sewing machine foot. Place the right side of the fabric under the foot and place the machine needle down in the fabric just outside the damaged area. I’ll be sewing my stitches a little outside the hole or damaged area where the fibers of the fabric are still intact.

Sew a straight stitch un till you are just past your damaged area Now I am going to do a reverse stitch to go back to where I started. Ideally you want your stitches to be right next to each other so it would be a row right next to that, but if it is hard to do with the reverse, then it’s alright to go right on top. But now when I am going forward, I slightly alter my fabric so I go right next to that first stitch. And then I’m going to reverse to go back to where I started from. And then adjust to go right next to that. So you just are basically sewing back and forth one row right next to the other un till you have the whole damaged area covered in your stitches. Here’s what it looks like when finished. If you want the area reinforced even more. You can rotate the fabric ninety degrees and repeat the process, so the new stitches are going perpendicular to the first set of stitches.

This will make the repaired area slightly thicker and more stiff. It’s probably a good idea for heavier repairs on jeans but with delicate or lightweight fabrics, maybe only do the repair in one direction. After the repair is done, flip to the wrong side and trim away the extra fabric and stabilizer. If you have the wash away stabilizer you canal so wash it away and this should make the area less stiff or you can leave it alone. Definitely use a matching color thread to make the repair less noticeable but this is a great method of doing a quick and strong repair for blouses, jeans, and home decor like sheets and pillowcases. We hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

The Pedal Power Cord

This machine comes with an Extension table The machine also comes with a cover. It also brings its operation manual It brings the warranty contact information It brings the Registration Form Warranty Information. It has 2 years warranty in some parts and 25 years warranty in other parts and the manual Finally. Here is the machine It looks very pretty I am going to open here to see the accessories It brings 2 bobbins a seam ripper zipper foot and the sew easy foot that has the guide it also brings the buttonhole foot This is to put the thread up here This is for holding the thread back here. The seam ripper It brings 3 additional needles to install at the machine The machine already has a needle installed. 2 phelps This is to cover the feeds when changing the needle 2 metal bobbins I am looking to see if there is and additional bobbin here Yes, there is another in here.

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