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any good methods for discretely patching clothes?

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    Profile photo of aegean17aegean17 @aegean17

    a few of my son’s shorts have holes in the tush area. I need to patch them but I’m not sure how to do it without an iron-on patch and I’d like the repairs to be discrete. two of the pairs have a little hole about 1/2″ and one pair has a big 2″ rip . Would love to hear how other do this – thanks, Katie

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    Profile photo of aegean17aegean17 @aegean17

    yes! so simple and it takes out the guesswork – thank you

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    I use a simular method but instead of interfacing I use heat and bond (double sided fabric glue), simular to misty fuse and as close match tothe fabric as I can find in my stash and then I satin stitchove the hole/rip with my widest zigzag. My friends have really had to look for where the tear was when I repaired their son’s shorts and pants with this method.

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    Profile photo of aegean17aegean17 @aegean17

    thanks! I’m glad to know that the double sided fusing works too.

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    Thanks Cindy!

    Jed has put a hole in his ‘dirty’ jeans and we payed a small fortune for them.

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    Profile photo of beachmombeachmom @beachmom

    No problem! I stumbled across that tute during one of my online wanderings.;)

    C

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    Profile photo of lattemamalattemama @lattemama

    I do exactly the same but instead of interfacing on the inside I just cut off a piece of jeans from a discarded pair and put that on the inside. It can cause the mend to feel bulky but after a wear and a wash I’m not bothered. I find it lasts me longer that way.

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