A Patch in Some Trousers, or a Window to the Stars?

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:

patched trousers

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!

then there’s:

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:

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:

pyjamas survive their first night

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 πŸ™‚

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7 thoughts on “A Patch in Some Trousers, or a Window to the Stars?

  1. Andria says:

    I have a bit of pajama patching to do myself. I have no useful domestic sewing talents….stitching paper is clearly NOT the same thing! We’ll have to see how it goes…

  2. Julie says:

    Well done you! You will be darning socks next!
    Loved the PJs.

  3. They look great! Ah pesky hems. I hate hemming! Quite a skill to get them both the same- well done. Sweet fabric too.

  4. Ben Naga says:

    Well I can see *one* person who probably isn’t going to be getting any new pyjamas in the near future. πŸ˜‰

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