Introdução

After years of wear and tear of a garment it is quite common to have stitching come loose, which causes holes in the garment. These holes become bothersome because you may feel as though your garment is now tarnished. To the contrary, with these simple instructions, within this project, we will be detailing how to patch a hole in a dress using an illustrated procedure, which will consist of a set of wiki pages. If theses instructions are followed your garment will be restored and the fear of losing it will be gone. I will include what materials will be needed to make the fix, how much time it will take, and an easy six step-by-step instructions on how to fix up your favorite dress! You do not need to waste time or money finding a tailor with these simple instructions that can be used by anyone.

Examine the hole in the dress and assess how much fabric will be needed to patch the hole
  • Examine the hole in the dress and assess how much fabric will be needed to patch the hole

  • Gather all of the needed materials such as scissors, needle, thread, fabric, and damaged dress.

  • Gathering materials needed, before working, will keep the workspace organized and you can easily access what you need.

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Find fabric either from the dress or similar to the dresses fabric and cut a feasible amount to use as a patch.
  • Find fabric either from the dress or similar to the dresses fabric and cut a feasible amount to use as a patch.

  • It is best to try to find a section in the dress that you can take fabric from without it being noticeable. If that is not possible it is okay to use another fabric that is close to your garment's fabric.

  • The patch can be cut any way you want to cut it (square or circle pattern) but it needs to be about ½ to ¾ inch larger than the hole you are repairing.

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  • Pin the patch in place around the edges of the hole ensuring the patch is right side up.

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  • If sewing by hand: thread your sewing needle and begin to intertwine the thread into the patch and the dress ensuring to stitch the patch in place.

  • The video above called Patch Holes shows how to sew a patch by hand

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  • If using a sewing machine: after setting your sewing machine, place the fabric under the foot of the sewing machine and begin to sew.

  • Make sure you take the pin out before sewing over them.

  • If sewing in a circle make sure to sew all the way around. If sewing on a rectangle or square pattern be sure to sew the corner and pivot

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  • You can also use an iron on patch to repair the hole in the dress.

  • After several washes the adhesive will wear and possibly come off so you will have to reapply.

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  • Clean up any excess thread to ensure you have a clean finish for your repaired garment.

  • Congratulations! You've repaired your garment.

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Conclusão

To repair a dress with a hole in it, follow these simple instructions.

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