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How do I patch a garment?

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      Guide Steps

      Step 1

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

      Step 2

      Transfer the size and shape of the patch to an appropriate piece of fabric for the patch.

      Step 3

      Cut along the outer line of the patch.

      Step 4

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

      Step 5

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

      Step 6

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

      Step 7

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

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