Ripped seams are a common problem with clothes but are one of the simplest things to fix. When op shopping if I see an item of clothing with a ripped seam I know I can fix it and and often when I point out the condition to a worker I get a further discount on the item.
Here you can see where my daughters leggings have ‘extra ventilation’. To fix it simply turn the garment inside out so you can see all the seams.
Take note of where the hole is. Now is also a good time to inspect the seams to see if there are areas that look like they may soon rip. A bit of preventative sewing now can save you later on.
In this instance I decided to sew the entire seam as the whole seam was looking worse for wear. Using the same stitch as the seam (in this case an over lock stitch) sew form a couple of centimetres before the hole to a couple of after the hole.
Guidelines are already marked for you with the existing seam. Tie off your ends and you are all done.
These leggings cost us $20 2 years ago when we were desperate for pants for our daughter thanks to an unexpected situation, since they cost 4 times what I normally pay for,leggings I’m stoked I can extend the life and hopefully get our next daughter into them too.
Article by Rachael Puric
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