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From: Lily77
Date: 05-11-2007, 04:50 PM (1 of 2)
Hi...I am going to mend a 4" straight tear with a button in the middle.It's the bottom button on a raincoat.
I've removed the button and I'm thinking of maybe fusing
the tear together and then using a zigzag stitch to finish.I am very unsure of myself and I really don't want to ruin the coat any further.Any ideas would really be helpful.
User: Lily77
Member since: 06-23-2002
Total posts: 12
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 05-11-2007, 05:49 PM (2 of 2)
That is the way I generally mend a tear.. I use an iron on patch on the underside and fuse the tear together as neatly and perfectly as is possible.. Then with matching thread, I zigzag over the rip.. I usually do a straight stitch from a few threads away across the tear for stability also.. Of course the hardest part is getting matching thread, so the repair stitches don't show too much.. In your case the buttonhole side of the coat should help hide your stitches...
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User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
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