Saturday, October 6, 2018

Rehabbing Ripped Clothing



If your kids wear through their clothing, you'll want to read on!

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Meet my daughter's favorite shorts.  She loves these things and everything about them from their faded color, their fit, the softness of the worn denim--they are irreplaceable in her mind (and I'm not complaining!).  Over time, the rump area has become very worn down and she was disappointed that she'd not be able to wear them without undies poking through.

Here is an awesome fix!

You will need:

  • Your worn clothing
  • A cute scrap of cotton fabric large enough to cover the wear and then some (fat quarters are great for this!)
  • A hand sewing needle 
  • Embroidery floss (you can even use dental floss--this is what I used back in high school)
  • Scissors (check out these super cute tiny snippers!)
  • Optional - Needle threader (this helps you pull the floss through the eye of the needle)
  • Optional - Pinking Shears (these cut your fabric with zig-zags that keep it from fraying, especially in the wash.  If you skip the pinking and get fraying, it's okay!  Just clip the messy threads, but allow the edges to fray.  It will naturally stop within a 1-3 washes.
When it comes to needles, floss, and scissors, choose quality over quantity.



Step 1: Cut your fabric to size (leave about an inch in excess diameter--you can trim it later if you'd like).

Step 2: Cut a long piece of floss (about 1 yard) and slowly separate it into 2 pieces.  Floss is made up of  6 pieces of string.  



Step 3: Thread your needle and pull the needle to the center of the floss and then tie a knot at the end, knotting both together.  This will give you 4 threads to work with.


Step 4: Put the fabric under the garment and begin to sew it onto the garment using a series of straight stitches.  I like to leave a long tail and then stitch over it to secure it.


Be sure to stitch out further than the wear so that the floss has something sturdy to grasp onto.


Once you finish, tie a knot at the end and you are done!  If you choose to trim the fabric at this point, be sure to leave 1/2 inch border around your stitching.


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