A couple years ago, I bleached a dated, striped denim jacket to create a fresh, white jacket. Sadly, and not surprisingly, I think the bleach probably weakened the fabric, and one fateful day, rrriiiiiippp went the side panel when I raised my arm. Not to worry! I've got a too-tight lace tee that'll fill in that hole nicely.
I snipped the damaged panel from the jacket and the same panel from the other side, leaving a bit of fabric around the edges that will fray nicely over time. Then I used the intact panel as a template to cut two symmetric pieces of lace. I stitched each lace piece to the inside of the jacket holes.
And just like that, my torn jacket was good as new! Better even!
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