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Old 01-30-2017, 05:33 AM   #5
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Amy Jo's hint is a good one.

Two more tricks taught me from my grandmother who was an artisan master tailoress.

1) As long as it is only thinning, sew a patch of similar, but heavy duty material (no knit qualities, no pure wool, jeans or strong polyester-blend are best) against it from the inside.
Stitch back-and-forth with the sewing machine in rows with a narrow zig-zag-stitch.

Can last for years if you find a good cloth patch underneath - and looks as good as new.


2) If the pants already have holes - cut out the torn part and insert a gusset.

This works best of course with neutral colors and materials where you can find a good match for making the gusset. Or if pants are too long when you buy then, always keep the part you cut off as emergency patch. (If it is a thin or fine cloth quality, double it up with something more durable to make mending worthwhile.)
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