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Friday, March 13, 2009

Oooooo Feel the Breeze!

This client has split the seat of her favorite jeans. This is fairly common these days, given the amount of Spandex there is in some denim fabrics.
She knows a seam will show, but is willing to deal with it in order to be able to wear these again.

I create the seam in these from the inside. The trick is positioning those first and last stitches as close to the folded edge as possible, as you see in the second picture. It's a lot like stitching a dart. I taper each end of this seam into that folded edge. I don't backstitch, just leave enough thread at the beginning and end. Then I tie those loose threads in a regular knot at each end of the "dart".
I actually repaired 4 tears in these jeans. Although the seams are visible, they press flat and will blend in a little when she's wearing them. And they won't show at all when she's sitting down, right?

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