How to Mend Clothing
Beginner | 1 hour 24 min
There are nearly as many ways to darn as there are ways to get holes in clothes. In this class, expert sewist Cal Patch demonstrates her very favorite techniques for mending. She'll show you how to darn knits and woven fabrics using crochet on both flat and curved surfaces. You'll also learn an invisible method of traditional darning on a sweater, then with a contrasting yarn on some socks. Finally, Cal covers several methods of mending with patches. Who knew that mending could be so decorative?    
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Fine yarn and small crochet hook
  • Darning egg or Wiffle ball
  • Hand-sewing needles in various sizes
  • Matching emroidery thread
  • Contrasting embroidery thread
  • Scraps of woven and knit fabric
  • Pins
Learn how to:
  • Mend using crochet
  • Use a darning egg
  • Work visible mending
  • Invisibly darn a sweater
  • Sew a patch to woven fabric
  • Sew a knit patch on a t-shirt

What you'll get:
  • A 3-part series of easy-to-follow video lessons on various techniques for mending knits and woven fabrics
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions from artist and expert instructor Cal Patch
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
401 users recommended this class to a friend
Carolyn La Chance
This gave some basic ways to mend knits and woven clothes. I'd like to have seen some more creative ways to mend - making the patches into clothing art.
January 24
Suzen Frost
Slow pace is good for beginners. Instructor wasn’t very engaging or energetic
December 30, 2022
Kelly Tompkins
Excellent class! Easy to understand and duplicate myself. I learned so much. Thank you!
December 18, 2022