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How do I patch a garment?

What you need

    • Using a piece of tailor’s chalk, outline the size of the patch you’ll need to fully cover the area.

    • In order to ensure that the patch looks good and fits the garment, take note of any seams or design elements you can use to design your patch.

  1. How do I patch a garment?: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Transfer the size and shape of the patch to an appropriate piece of fabric for the patch.

    • Add 1 cm for a seam allowance along the entire patch.

  2. How do I patch a garment?: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Cut along the outer line of the patch.

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    • Fold over the seam allowance on the patch and iron it down – this will help with sewing the patch on.

    • Lay the patch on the marked line and top stitch it to the fabric close to the edge of the patch.

    • You can use pins to attach the patch to the jacket so it won’t slide around while you’re sewing it on.

    • Use a top stitch to sew around the patch, locking off the first and last stitches by stitching back and forth a few times.

    • Cut away the torn area inside the jacket along the new seam.


Done! You made it.

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