awwww, don’t throw out your poor sweater just because it has a hole in it. Rather than end its life, let it start a new life with a quick patch job.
I actually have to credit this project to my husband. I showed him the hole disappointedly and he said (jokingly), “Why don’t you just slap a patch over it?”
I’m sure he wishes I would just laugh at his jokes. Instead, I take them very seriously.
On the bright side, I called him a genius and left him alone for an hour while I worked on this.
Here is the sad state of the sweater before…
First I sewed along the edges of the hole just to clean it up a bit. I don’t know if this was really necessary, but it felt like the right thing to do.
Next, I cut a circle out of red felt just large enough to cover the hole and pinned it in place.
With a zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine, I sewed around the edge of the red patch (twice for good measure) and that was it.
Since the patch is on the back of the sweater, it definitely is a different look, but I like it.
You could also do this with clothes that have a stain that won’t come out. Just cover the stain with a patch and sew it on in the same manner.
Now go grab your Goodwill bag and see what you can resurrect!
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