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How to mend a hitch in an almost invisible way

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    • To mend a hitch, you only need a few accessories: thermo-sticky cloth, an iron, wire, a needle, a pair of scissors and ... a little patience!

    • It is better to wash the piece of clothing first. Thus, the glue will adhere better to the fabric.

    • Iron the hole to flatten the edges and cut any excess wires to get clean, sharp edges.

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    • Cut the thermo-adhesive fabric to the correct size. The piece should be slightly larger than the hitch.

    • Round off the corners as sharp angles may cause the patch to peal off more easily.

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    • Lay the canvas side glue (this is the brightest side) on the wrong side of the fabric.

    • Secure it with the iron by pressing firmly on the iron and making it move back and forth and rotate.

    • Read carefully the garment label and the instructions for use of the thermo-adhesive fabric. Follow the instructions for iron temperature and ironing time. Otherwise you risk burning the fabric and / or the thermo-adhesive fabric.

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    • The canvas is now glued, but to make sure it does not peel off after a few washes, it is better to sew the edge to the fabric.

    • Choose a colored thread close to that of the fabric so that the seam is seen as little as possible.

    • Thread the thread on a needle and tie a knot at the end.

    • Starting from the wrong side of the fabric (so that the knot does not appear), sew the needle on both sides of the fabric along the edge of the piece of fabric.

    • I prefer to work here on the place of the fabric to better control the visibility of the points.

    • Once arrived at the end, make a knot again and cut the excess thread. There you go ! We see almost nothing!

    • Who has a sewing machine, can obviously use it during this stage. But it's just as easy to hand :)

Conclusion

Admire your work and put on your favorite skirt / pants / shirt / tee shirt!

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