How to Patch a Hole

How to Sew a Hole in 10 Easy Steps [September 2020]

Do you want to start sewing but don’t have the slightest clue where you should be starting? Or are you trying to teach the kids how to sew? One of the first things to learn should be how to sew a hole.

The key to starting off sewing is to get a good grasp of the basics. Never bite off more than you can chew.

Biting off more than you can chew get confusing and frustrating. Sometimes even resulting in giving up altogether.

Baby steps are key. One of the first things you want to learn is to mend clothes. Not only is patching holes in old clothing a great way to learn it also help gives your old clothes a new life. Also, a great way to save money.

Here are the 10 easy steps on how to sew a hole.

How to sew a hole

How To Sew a Hole – The Step-By-Step Guide

Equipment Needed to Sew A Hole:

  • Clothing with at least one hole
  • An iron
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Fabric for patch
  • Scissors

How to Patch a Hole in 10 simple steps:

  • 1You want to tidy up your hole. Cut away all the loose threads and make it a nice easy to patch rectangle. This will make it easier to fix.
  • 2In each corner of your new rectangle make a small 1/4 inch cut at a 45-degree angle. Turn inside out and fold the new ‘flappy’ 1/4 inch edges onto the fabrics ‘wrong side’. Iron flat.
  • 3On your selected patch fabric measure out and mark the same dimensions as your hole you need to patch. I find tracing is easiest. Now measure out and mark an extra 1/2 inch larger than the hole that needs patching and mark.
  • 4Cut your patch out of your selected fabric.
  • 5Make sure your item of clothing is inside out. Place the patch centered over your hole. Turn right side out with care and pin in place.
  • 6Shift baste around the entire outside of the patch.
  • 7Remove all pins. Turn your item inside out.
  • 8Fold the excess 1/2 inch of fabric until it is flush with the folded edge of your hole. Fold the corners over each other.
  • 9Thread the needle through the folded edge of your patch. Stitch diagonally through your folded edge to join your two fabrics.
  • 10Continue until you have gone the whole way around the patch and it is secure. Remove all basting thread.

Congratulations you have patched your first hole!

And there you have it how to sew a hole. 

I hope this helps you(or your kids)on your sewing adventure. Mastered patching holes? Why not try to make a pillow case next?


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