Have you ever burnt a hole in your favourite skirt?
Why not make an applique patch / fabric plaster to cover it up?
First – find some coordinating fabric with a motif that is big enough to cover the hole. Flower Fabrics work brilliantly for this.
Roughly cut around the motif. Cut out a similar size square of fusible (iron-on) interfacing.
Iron the fusible interfacing to bond it to the back of the fabric – check out the interfacing instructions for correct iron settings.
Cut the motif out accurately.
Peel the backing paper off of the fusible interfacing.
Pop the motif (right side up) over the front of hole and use an iron to fix the patch into place. Make sure you use a some scrap fabric / ironing cloth on top of the patch / garment as you don’t want to make any more holes!
Once the patch has cooled down, run a zig-zag stitch around the edge of your motif. I’ve used a short stitch length (0.7) to create this zig-zag stitch.
The pretty zig zag will neaten the edges and make sure the motif stays in place when it’s been through the wash a few times.
All finished! One skirt ready to wear with its fabric applique patch!
what a brilliant tip/tutorial. I’m off to buy some fusible interfacing right now….
Thank you. x
Brilliant, you can hardly see it!
Thank you – my daughter was just so excited she could finally wear her skirt again!