How to keep your clothes lovely for longer: Sewing on a patch

How to keep your clothes lovely for longer: Sewing on a patch

Do you have a Little Green Radicals Explorer Badge or lovely little patch waiting to decorate something special, but not sure where to start? Look no further! Here's a step-by-step guide that shows how to sew on a patch from our friend Julia from Upcycle Fashion. Patches are also a great way to cover a hole in a well loved item of clothing, giving it a longer life and keeping it out of landfill.
Let's make do and mend! #LovedClothesLast
 
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How to sew on a patch

...1. Place badge in preferred area of fabric 

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2. Thread a needle with a matching colour, knot the end and start from the back of the work
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3. Pass the needle from the back of the fabric out through the front of the badge
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4. Holding the badge in place, sew small running stitches in line with the edge of the badge

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5. Keep the stitches small and evenly spaced

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6. Continue with running stitches around the edge of the badge

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6a. Continue running stitch 

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..6b. Continue running stitch...

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7. Finish the last stitch to the back of the fabric, and tie a couple of knots in the thread, close to the fabric, before trimming the thread

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Happy patching! We'd love to see any of your repairs or patchwork skills...


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