06 November 2012

Sewing

My youngest has a wonderful pair of trousers that I found in a secondhand shop.  When I got them home I discovered that one of the knees was really worn and after wearing them a few times a small hole developed.  They are reversible but knowing my daughter she would want to wear them pattern side out so I needed to patch them.  I put this off for ages as I was unsure of how to patch them until it was obvious as the pattern is strawberries, make a strawberry as a patch.

I drew out a shape on paper for the fruit and the calyx or hull and then used them to cut out red and green fleece that I had in my material stash.  I sewed the two pieces together and then used green embroidery thread to sew the achene, which I have discovered is actually the fruit part of the plant the red flesh we eat is actually accessory tissue that is refered to as the receptacle.  I then sewed the patch to cover the hole.  Voilà a strawberry patch!

I may need to make one for the other leg as that is wearing thin too.  I hope the patch I have made is up to the job!




Joining in with Nicole for this weeks sharing of crafting.

4 comments:

  1. That is absolutely adorable! Looks like the pants should have come with the patch all along!

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  2. The patch goes perfectly!!! I think it makes the pants even sweeter.

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    1. Thank you both, I am pleased with the way it turned out.

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  3. So cute! Couldn't have picked a better patch for the pattern.

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