I am sure many of you have had an instance where you needed to patch a hole in a worn item of clothing or perhaps, like me, you cut out a sewing project and later learned that the fabric had a hole in it. I am going to show you two ways to mend a hole today.
You will need the following if you are going to try both ways:
* sewing machine
The first way you will do a ladder/whipstitch to close the hole. You will want to make sure to sew even stitches so that the fabric doesnt look puckered and then tie it off with a knot on the inside.
This is a great way to mend a hole that you can not use interfacing on with an iron. Obviously, if it is a larger hole this may not be ideal.
The second way you will need to iron on piece of interfacing. Choose white or black depending on color of fabric you are trying to mend. You will also need to use the correct interfacing based on stretch or no stretch.
Once you have ironed on some interfacing, take a zigzag stitch to the hole. This isn’t going to look as seamless as it would if you did the first method, but it will mend the hole.
If you are mending a denim pair of pants, you could use a denim patch and do the zig zag stitch on top. I would recomend this over interfacing on something as heavy as denim.
Both methods will mend a hole but I love the look of the ladder stitch method because it looks really clean. Sometimes the hole is just to deep/wide to do the ladder stitch method and that is where the interfacing and zig zag stitch would come in.