Question by cliftonphotographer: How do I stitch holes in socks or jeans?
I have some socks with holes so I practiced on them,but it seems that when I do so I just wind up tightening the ends of the hole and having bunched up material.
So how do I patch a hole by creating some sort of bridge across the hole so that I don’t tighten the material and bunch it up?
Answer by Lady Catherine
You would have to create new fabric- which would mean either knitting it in or sewing on a patch. If there is a bit of material missing, you are going to have that problem unless you replace it.
Experienced knitters often do this very thing- by picking up loose stitches in a sock or sweater or what have you- and knitting in the missing bit. Jeans, however, are woven, so that is not an option. A patch is the only way to go there.
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