Monday, May 12, 2014

Fixing a Knit Hole in a Soccer Warmup Suit

We inherited this great German soccer warmup suit from my nephew.  It has the logo of their local German soccer club, which is from the same little village where my husband grew up, so I know that it means a lot to my husband, and well it is just plain cool for any soccer loving kid.

There is just one teeny problem - holes - two to be precise.  Another addition to my Project Patch Series.

Who knew I would be fixing holes that other kids put in their clothes?  Granted, I am fixing the warmup suit so that my children can wear it.

Now, my oldest has been wearing it this year with his spring soccer season, so when it warmed up enough outside that he didn't need to wear it anymore, I decided that it was high time to prevent further wear on these 2 weak points.

 I used the same technique I used when I patched 2 other holes in knit fabric.  One of these holes was quite a bit larger than any hole I had ever stitched up before, so I was a little apprehensive at how good the fix would look, but luckily with black fabric and black thread, I thought it would still look alright.

As with my other hole patching endeavor, I starting by cutting an appropriately large piece of old t-shirt to cover the hole and pinned it in place.  

I did not bother to try and match color with the patch fabric, since I planned on covering it up.  It also ensured that my stitches would be tacking the edges of the hole to prevent further disintegration.  I used a zigzag stitch, which required several rows of zigzag stitches to cover the larger of the 2 holes.

The finished product looks pretty good.  Not quite as invisible as I would like, but still not bad.

 From afar, you can hardly tell.

At least, my boys won't care.


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