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I did this at the end of the day after bootcamp. I sewed a patch into the armpit of one of shirts that had a rip there.

This is the sewing machine that I used, the patch I am going to sew on, and the hole in my shirt.



Before I sewed the patch on, I folded in the edges of the patch and sewed them down so that the patch would not fray. This is me sewing on the patch.



This is after I finished sewing the patch on.

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I noticed my favourite garden working trousers were getting very thin in the part where that always happens because of riding the bicycle (that's my means of transportation).

photo 1: close-up of the tiny holes
I decided to make a repair before this would suddenly turn into a hole. I like these trousers because they are wide enough to wear leggings or tights underneath when it's cold outside.
First I searched my 'repair kit' for a strip of material. I found this navy-blue twill-tape. I pinned it along the part to be repaired at the inside.

photo 2: twill-tape pinned over the 'holey' part
Then I sewed this tape in place with small running stitches, by hand. You can see the start of that in the photo too.
The next part was the machine sewing. To make the thin part of fabric sturdy again I stitched over it in small 'stitched zigzag' stitches several times.

photo 3: sewing machine set for 'stitched zigzag' in 'size 1' (or even smaller)
Now I hope I can enjoy my garden working trousers for many more years.

photo 4: repair ready, close-up

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For your consideration.
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My children are rough on the furniture. I cut a patch out of coutil.
My children are rough on the furniture. I cut a patch out of coutil.
I-slid-the-coutil-inside-the-arm-under-the-upholstery-fabric-and-basted-it-in-with-cotton-thread.-I-trimmed-the-rough-edges..jpg
I slid the coutil inside the arm under the upholstery fabric and basted it in with cotton thread. I trimmed the rough edges.
I slid the coutil inside the arm under the upholstery fabric and basted it in with cotton thread. I trimmed the rough edges.
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I used embroidery thread to whip down the rough edges.
I used embroidery thread to whip down the rough edges.
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I have a hole in a queen size quilt.  The patch is old jeans material, the thread is embroidery and the stitch had to be by hand because the quilt was to big to use the machine.
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