My partner requested I repair a hole near the hem of his favorite pair of long underwear. I didn't have anything gray in my scrap pile, but the black fabric is nice and thick and probably a good choice for reinforcing the thinning fabric anyway. It's not the prettiest patch job, but it's an under layer so it doesn't really matter if it looks nice - it works and that's what matters.
They/them. Autistic and disabled permie newbie in zone 6a.
I certify this BB is complete. Enjoy your shiny new air badge too!
It's a good thing these don't have to be beautiful. My patch is on a quilt. I was lucky enough to find a heavy decorative sham at the thrift shop. Ironed the edges over so they would look more finished. Wondering now if that was a mistake. Patched both sides which meant going through three heavy layers. Wishing I had listened when my mom tried to teach me to sew :-(. Nevertheless, the patch is holding and my winter quilt is ready just in time.
I’ve darned these jeans in a couple places, but one of the knees finally gave out. I grabbed a pair of “donor” jeans and cut out a patch with pinking shears to help keep the edges from fraying. Pinned and basted the patch in place, then did a kind of cross-stitch- and sashiko-inspired visible mending. Knotted and finished off the ends on the inside, pulled out the basting stitches, and we’re done!