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Patching a Pocket Puncture

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How to Patch a Pocket Puncture with Sashiko Style Mending

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What started out as a little peek-a-boo soon shredded into a full-on hole in the pocket of my well loved jeans. 

I cut off the fluffs and straightened out the borders of the rip with a little trimming. Then, I cut a patch of about a quarter inch on each side larger than the tear. 

Then, I pinned the patch in place and started stitching. 

sashiko style mending

I used small sashiko stitches to secure the patch in place over the hole. One thing to note is if you want to have a functional pocket, make sure not to sew the pocket to the rear of the jeans, creating a sewn together, unusable part of your back pocket. It's a personal decision, though I like to maintain as much function as possible. Pockets are important in my life. 

sashiko style visible mending

Cute, right!? 

Want to see more?

https://wrenbirdarts.com/blogs/embroidery-by-erin-eggenburg/part-denim-repair-part-wearable-art

https://wrenbirdarts.com/blogs/embroidery-by-erin-eggenburg/a-contemporary-practice-of-traditional-japanese-mending

https://wrenbirdarts.com/blogs/embroidery-by-erin-eggenburg/mending-for-modern-times

 


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