The latest repair request was to sew up some holes that had appeared in the crotch of his favorite shorts.
|holes from outside|
He asked me to put a patch on it. I thought a patch there would cause discomfort, so, instead, I used a darning stitch on the machine and did a nice job with matching thread and sewed and disguised the offending area. All was again in the creative mode in the studio (or so I thought).
|sewn up on the outside|
After he used them once and they went through a washing cycle, the holes were back. So a patch was indeed required. Well ... My mischievous nature took over... I used a matching thread for the outside and darned the holes shut.
But, on the inside, I chose a fabric for the patch that had character!
|patch on the inside|
I think I now know how to have fun with repair sewing. Do any of you have any hints on how to enjoy repair work?