Author: TULIP Thermal Transfers & Felt
This small lesson was born spontaneously, when some of my home practitioners worked so hard that they tore off their pants 🙂 We’re talking about pants from kimono, so even though I tried to do everything as carefully as possible, the strength and durability of the fixes was a priority. This method, I believe, will be suitable in one way or another to solve similar problems with different things - jeans, for example.
For work, we need, in fact, a leaky thing and a small piece of thermo-patch, slightly larger than the hole 🙂
I will tell about this banal problem in a little more detail, so that it is clear why I decided to darn exactly on a thermal patch, and not in another way.
So, there are cotton pants, torn by thinning from friction and socks fabric. In addition to the main hole, below and on the left you can see some problems along the seam - the fabric is almost wiped out, in these places new holes are about to form. Thermopatch will help repair not only a large defect, but also reliably stabilize smaller ones, and at this stage even without darning.
We take a piece of thermopatch so that it completely covers all the defects in this area. It does not have to be square, you can cut as convenient.
Separate the substrate from heat-resistant plastic, freeing the adhesive layer.
We turn the pants on the wrong side. We warm up the iron to 170-190 degrees, be sure to turn off the steam.
Gently straighten the fabric of the product and cover it with a thermopatch. The patch should close not only the hole, but also the thinning of the fabric along the seams.
We iron it, it is necessary that the hot melt glue tightly with the fabric. It's very simple, as you work, you can clean the iron and check how well the patch has stuck. This happens pretty quickly and grabs tightly. In further operation, the thermopatch is not afraid of any washes or mechanical impact.
Due to such a strong grip with the fabric, smaller defects can not be additionally repaired, since The patch stabilizes the fabric well and completely eliminates the possibility of further sprawling of threads, taking all the load and reliably protecting the fabric.
However, we still darn the main major defect in order to achieve maximum strength and a more aesthetic appearance.
We sit down at the sewing machine, turn on the most usual straight line, adjust the stitch length, put on a comfortable foot.
We start to scribble back and forth, the trajectory of the line turns out to be similar to a narrow and high zigzag.
We pass in this way the defect along the entire length, if you wish, you can then move back and prod it again.
I did this kind of manipulation for the first time in my life, so I didn’t claim fully on that accuracy and aesthetics, which I usually pretend to do more usual work. Among other things, pants are strictly training and some flaws in accuracy, I hope, I will forgive. If you darn jeans with a thermopatch, it is advisable to use several shades of thread, matching them to the threads of the fabric itself.
I hope the lesson will be useful and will save at least a few things 🙂 Enjoy your work!