May 10 - happy birthday Mum!
We interrupt this shirt to bring you a pants repair. And they are not my mother's pants. It just happens to be her birthday.
There is a small hole in the seat of these pants and it is not in a seam.
I knew I didn't have any black denim so I cut a small piece of black pinwale corduroy to fit over the hole.
I basted it around the edges because I am going to sew from the right side of the pants.
On the outside or right side, I start zigzag stitching over the hole itself. After I lay in a layer of thread at the hole, I zigzag around the perimeter of where I will trim the patch.
Once I am done sewing around and through the patch, I turn the pants to the wrong side and trim around the edge of the stitching.
Although you can see it is a patch, it is located in a part of the pants where you won't see it anyway unless someone slipped and fell on the ice. And it's summer!