Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tips For Mending & Sewing Patches On Pants

Need help sewing patches and appliques onto jeans?

In Your Hint Exchange, (Eleanor Spencer, McCall's Needlework & Crafts, Spring-Summer 1971), the advice for mending jeans & slacks with small legs is to insert a rolled-up magazine into the leg, then unroll it making it easier to fit, pin & sew neat patches.

In Household Ideas: Prize Hints for the Homemaker (Modern Woman Magazine, Vol. 14, No. 5, 1945), the suggestion is to open the pant leg at the seams so that the fabric will lay flat. Mend &/or patch, then restitch the seam on the sewing machine.


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