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How To Patch A Hole with Wonder Under & Sashiko Stitching

How to mend a hole - use Wonder Under, knit fabric scraps, and sashiko stitching to mend a pants hole. Visible mending is a fun trend - show off those stitches and give old clothes new life!

Stop trying to hide holes – fix them with some bright sashiko stitching! I tried out visible mending for kids as a part of my Try Something New Every Month project , with more details shared in this post. Now I’m sharing the quick and easy mending tutorial; this is a perfect fix for creatively mending knee holes.

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visible mending before and after

You can see the before and after here – the holes weren’t horrific but I wanted to mend them before they got bigger.

boys pants mended

Cutting out those stars was actually really easy, if you’ve never used Wonder Under before keep reading! It is one of my favorite sewing tricks!

How to mend a hole - use Wonder Under, knit fabric scraps, and sashiko stitching to mend a pants hole. Visible mending is a fun trend - show off those stitches and give old clothes new life! #mending

How to mend a hole with visible sashiko stitching

Materials

Steps

step 1

Step 1: Smooth out the edges of the hole, making sure they are clean and flat.

step 2

Step 2: Cut a piece of light interfacing off that is slightly larger than your hole, slide it in and under with the bumpy side UP. My pants were lined, so I used hemostats to move it around in between the layers, you can simply use your hand on regular pants.

step 3

Step 3: With your pen on the papery, non-shiny side of the Wonder Under, draw your shape! You can also print something off and trace it if you’d rather not freehand.

step 4

Step 4: Place the shiny side of the Wonder Under down on the wrong side of the knit fabric scrap, and press until adhered.

step 5

Step 5: Use your scissors and cut out around your shape.

step 6

Step 6: Peel off the paper backing and place your shape Wonder Under side down on top of the hole. Press, which will fuse the interfacing up and the Wonder Under shape down. Be careful not to iron any buttons or plastic pieces!

step 7

Step 7: Thread your needle and stitch over the shapes! I used 3 strings of embroidery floss and a sashiko stitch – you weave the needle in and out in a loose running stitch. Tie off your ends and you’re done.

Now you have custom pants with a neat design feature, instead of adding to the landfill. Visible mending is so fun!

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  1. This is so cute and clever! Recently I wished I had learnt to sew. But I have two young kids and I devote my spare time to my art. But I feel confident I can attempt this. Thanks so much! Lauren in New Zealand

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