Simple Fixes and Mending Techniques
2. Repair holes from pulled-through buttons
Make a fabric patch slightly smaller than the button. Use a similar fabric, equal to or lighter in weight than the garment. Baste the patch to the garment's wrong side or between a facing and the outer fabric. Work machine darning or hand running stitches across and slightly beyond the patch, stitching through the patch and the garment. Reattach the button with a reinforcing button underneath that is slightly larger than the patch.
Fix tears and tiny holes from pulled-through buttons with a small patch.
A contrasting color patch was used for visibility.
Posted on Apr 27th, 2012 in online extras, tips & tricks, fundamentals, threads magazine, mending, threads issue 161
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