A young gentleman arrived with this jacket needing his inner pocket repaired. I’m not sure what happened before he brought it to me, but magic occurred once I was able to work on it and get it back to a respectable condition.
Boys will be boys, I guess. This young boy loves to ride his bike, yet manages to destroy some nice pants. Not sure how this happens, but then again, I’m not a young boy wanting to do some wild things on his bike. Both of these sports pants arrived, with his desire that I “fix” them. I looked at the need and asked him “Do happen to transform into the HULK when riding your bike”? He laughed, not really knowing who I was referring to, but I told him I would not be able to repair them, as I would not be able to find the proper fabric to do so, and patchwork would not allow them to look as nice as they once were. So instead, I suggested that I convert them into some knee length sport shorts instead. He loved them!!
A favorite Patriots Jersey is torn at the neckline. To make it easier to see the actual repair, I put a piece of white paper behind the neckline.
Towel, which still had a great deal of life in it, needed a little mending. Weaved the fabric together by hand, then did some machine darning before re-serging the edges.
It never fails, we put our hands, keys, tools, etc., into our front jean pockets and over time they wear out, creating a weak spot. The fabric on the pocket is thinning, but the client wanted to make a good pair of jeans last a little longer w/o losing pens, change, etc.
Repair of belt loop, and mending of hole in pants above the pocket
Above, repaired belt loop and tear (shown on right) which was mended before reapplying the belt loop shown on the left.
Below: Belt loop loose with right picture showing the tear/hole it created when it pulled away from the jeans.
BELOW: Repaired tear in jeans so that they can be continued to be worn.