How to Mend a Patch, Properly

February 15, 2015 1 Comment

Such a bad idea to drape my linen over a lamp, however accidental it was (no I was not smoking!)  I am going to mend it.

Once you've found a suitable patch (best to use self-fabric if you can) fold in the edges and mitering is the neatest way to do the corners.

Pit it in place on both sides so it doesn't shift while you're sewing it in place.

I chose to do this by hand.  An agreeable form of penance, and an apology to my cover for not looking after it better.

All done!  The new fabric will lighten with time, and the duvet cover will wear its honorable scar proudly.



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Laura G L
Laura G L

July 21, 2016

Dumb question from someone who doesn’t know how to sew…In the 2nd to last picture, are you sewing into the patch? If so, why doesn’t it show up on the other side?

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