Today we have a post from our sweet contributor, Ana, from The Lost Apron:
How to Repair a Hole. Sometimes your polo shirt or t-shirt gets an annoying little hole. It doesn’t look that bad at first, then it begins to grow and be more noticeable. Then you may even stop wearing it because you don’t know how to fix it. Repairing a little hole is one of the simplest hand sewing that can be done.
All you need is
- a needle
Because the weave of a t-shirt is usually fairly open, almost any needle will do. If you have a hotel kit, that should work. Try to match the color of thread as much as possible. If you only have a few colors, choose gray. Choose darker instead of lighter thread when trying to match to the garment.
Thread the needle with a single strand of thread. Have one end longer than the other. DO NOT KNOT the thread.
Start at one side of the hole. With the needle, only pick up a few strands of the garment fabric near the hole. Pull the needle through leaving one tail of thread remaining.
Continue to pick up stitches around the hole a few more times until you are near where you started.
Remove the needle. Take the two ends of the thread and gently cinch up the hole. Do not pull so tight that it pinches the garment. Loosen up if necessary. If hole remains gaped a bit, then add a few stitches across the hole.
Once it looks closed, tie a square knot. Snip the ends of the thread.
Garment is ready to wear again!
My name is Ana Sullivan. I began my blog, The Lost Apron, because people would ask me for advice on parenting. My only qualifications for giving advice is that I have been there and I am proud of who my children have become. I have a daughter in college, a son and another daughter that are college graduates who are working and living on their own. I have been married for almost 30 years to a dream of a husband.
I have been a working mom, a part-time-work-at-home mom, and a stay-at-home mom. Although I have preferred being the SAHM, I try to write my blog in a way that would encourage all moms to be better moms. I hope to be the mentor mom to the young mom and the friend to the older moms and grandmothers. You can visit me over at Pinterest and Facebook.