Monday, February 25, 2013

Mending the Knee

I'm in love with the mending stitch on my sewing machine.  For a hole in the knee, just slip the leg of the jeans on the free arm and start stitching over the patch.  When you've stitched to the end of the patch, touch the reverse and the machine stitches back and forth, back and forth.  It only takes about two settings for the complete patch.  That stitch and the blue and white verigated Gutterman thread make a neat, classy patch. 

For my Viking friends, the stitch is A:32.

If you don't have this stitch, you can still mend your jeans.  Just stitch forward over the patch, then stitch in reverse, forward again, then reverse, again and again.  Still easy.

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