A few days’ ago, Mizz Winkens had a rather fabulous tutorial on her blog Greenjamjar, “Patching a Hole“. As Waif had just put a hole in the knee of one of his few remaining intact trousers, I thought it would be a great time to give it a go. Here’s the finished result:
I *may* have broken a few of the 1970s domestic science textbook rules like:
The material weight, texture and colour of the patch should match the garment as closely as possible.
I don’t have grey jersey. I have quilting cottons!
Make stitches as small and precise as you can so the patch blends in well.
Nonetheless, I’m pretty pleased with the result and so is Waif. He doesn’t have a patch on his trousers, he has a window to the stars:
And, even better, I finished sewing the pyjama bottoms. The legs are the same length and everything :-). And here they are, having survived their first night’s wear:
Can’t be bad.
After this frenzy of domesticity, I said to my husband of 13 years “I bet you didn’t know you’d married a domestic goddess, did you?” To which he replied “Oh, I thought when I married you: ‘one day, she’ll stop reading all the time and do something useful'”. Humph. What a cheek 🙂