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Old 01-26-12, 04:49 PM   #1
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Sewing/knitting ?

I have a hole in the elbow of my second favorite sweater. I bought some suede patches because I'm not giving up on my sweater.

How does one attach leather patches to the elbows of a sweater?
Whip stitch it with yarn, do you use leather thread? I have no idea.
There are already little holes punched into the patches so I don't need an awl. Beyond that I'm at a loss.

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^^That's a good video. You should sew up the hole in the sweater before you add the patch so it doesn't unravel any further.
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Thank y'all. I think with that I'm good to give it a try.
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Duct tape and crazy glue.
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That's only if the sweater is European and weighs the same as a duck.
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^^That's a good video. You should sew up the hole in the sweater before you add the patch so it doesn't unravel any further.
I thought exactly this as I read your post. The cuff on my favorite sweater is coming apart and I've been trying to figure out how to fix that. Pretty sure it won't be quite as easy as the elbow on yours. Good luck!
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I whip stitch using thread around the hole first to keep the yarn from unravelling some more. The I put a ping pong ball or a sewing egg that is bigger than the hole under the fabric. Then with similar colored yarn make long stitches from one side of the hold tomthe other. The stitches aren't tight and squeezing the hole shut, just lying there. Then turn the fabric and start weaving new threads under and over the yarn. Try and make the weaving as snug as possible. Then lightly iron some fusing material on the inside of the newly darned area for strength. As long as the hole isn't some crazy huge hole,'the repair will look alright.
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