I was asked if I could mend this double wool jacket. At first the owner only thought it was a few holes in the sleeves but discovered a bit more and didn't think I would be able to fix it.
However I said send it over and I'll see what I can do.
My first thought was to darn the holes, but the outer layer was very fragile and I would have ended up with damaging it even more.
So over to plan B
Finding a outgrown sweater from Jr Mayhem in the same kind of fabric, some Thermo fix, an adhesive with glue on both sides. I cut out patches to cover the biggest damage.
I made rectangular patches underneath the arm on both sides, then a couple of hearts for the front.
I wasn't sure what to do with the sleeve but eventually ended up with circles.
I really liked how the circle looked and very much regretted using the hearts in front and the rectangular ones under neat the arm.
Unfortunately I had already ironed the patches on to the jacket.
After all the patches was in place I started stitching around the edge of the patch. You can of course leave the patches with the raw edges, but I prefer to hand stitch. I used blanket stitch. You can see how it's done in this video
Don't you like how the circles look?
I also came up with a plan to add some circle theme to the rectangular patches.
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I'll keep on mending the jacket as the weather is perfect for indoors activities today.
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