Now why couldn't I remember that when my sewing area was cut in half?
Regardless, my sainted husband RE-ASSEMBLED MY OFFICE! Huzzah! I began sewing again immediately!
Today we have two 'use it up, wear it out' projects:
|Imagine my surprise when one day I sat down and RIIIIIP! Oh my word. I LOVE these shorts: I have such a hard time finding pants and shorts that fit me correctly, I just knew I had to save these!|
|I undid the pocket halfway so I could fix the rip under it.|
|I turned on the iron and pressed down... Yes! Iron on patches! Thank you Donna!|
|I then secured them with a decorative stitch|
|I sewed the pocket back down over the patches. Sadly, I didn't have any matching 'denim' thread, but no one should be looking that closely at my back pocket... If they do I'll be having words.|
|Et Voila! The patches are cute but not super in-your-face. I hope I can get some more wear out of these shorts!|
|Same idea with this pair. I LOVE these shorts too and have had them forever. They're really pajama/lounge pants and I have already repaired huge rips a couple of times.|
|Right in the bum area|
|Found some more iron on patches in Donna's box!|
|I patched near the top of the pocket too since a rip was forming there. The iron on glue on these didn't seem as good as the blue ones, so I made two lines of stitching.|
|Sewed the edges of the pocket over top the patches and tah dah! Now I can limp these along some more!|
I'm SO HAPPY now that my office is back to normal. What to work on next? Hmmm....