How To Sew A Patch
Clothes will inevitably become ripped or come to have holes. This video shows you how to mend damage to your garments, while doing so in an aesthetically pleasing way. Use patches to accentuate your clothing, not just to repair it.
Hi, I'm Roz, and I'm the owner of Sew Much Fun. I have been sewing since the age of 6. It was my best subject at school, and I followed through and studied at London College of Fashion.
I've now had at least 30 years of experience in the clothing industry, and I've now decided to open my own shop, to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for sewing, and all my designs. I'm going to show you how to sew on a patch. Now, you sew on a patch when you have got a hole in your jeans, or a hole in a garment of any kind, but it's too badly damaged, it's got too much of a hole in for you to actually mend that hole.
So we need to prepare a patch that will go over the hole and make it nice and safe. Now what I do is sometimes, I might use the same color, but a lot of times, I might use something completely contrasting, and it starts to become part of the design. But whatever I do, I am going to use a piece of strong cotton or strong fabric, and I will use interlining on the back to make it stronger still.
Now, you apply interlining, which is an iron-on interlining, with, using a fusible with a sticky back to it. The sticky side, you put on the inside of, on the wrong side of the fabric, and then you iron it on the right side of the fabric. And that is what I've already done here, so here you can see that it's already stuck onto the wrong side of the fabric.
I then place that over the patch that I want to sew, and I'm going to now sew it on, using the sewing machine. I'm going to use a zigzag stitch, which is another stitch that every sewing machine has, to secure this on. And the zigzag stitch will do one stitch on my floral fabric, and one stitch on my main fabric So I'm going to stitch nice and securely, all the way around, keeping the patch nice and flat.
Now, sometimes, a patch might be in a more awkward place, and it would be impossible to use the sewing machine to sew it on. So, then you would actually sew around your patch by hand. And just a few stitches on top of one another, at the end, to secure it.
And that is your patch, sewn on, protecting the original hole, and nice to look at.