How to Repair a Rip with a Machine Sewn Satin Stitch: Part 1

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Learn how to repair a rip in clothing with a machine sewn satin stitch with expert step-by-step instruction in this free clothing repair video clip.

Part of the Video Series: How to Mend & Hem Clothes
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Hi! I'm Karen for Expert Village. Now I am going to show you how to repair a rip with a machine sewn satin stitch. This is an L shaped tear; that is one of the hardest things to repair and I am going to show you how to repair with a satin stitch. It is very important here to make sure that you match your thread. I've chosen a color that is pretty close to that shirt and you want to match your thread because you are going to be doing satin stitching. You are going to see your thread so you want to match that color exactly. First we are going to cut a small piece of fabric one that is big as the tear or bigger. We can always cut away the excess later and we are going to use a little piece of paper about the same size and this will help stabilize the stitches and we will tear it away after. So you take your fabric and your piece of paper. The fabric on top, the paper on bottom and you place it underneath the tear making sure that it is lined up there and then just pin it in place with a straight pin. Now we are going to put that on the machine and you will line up tghe foot of the machine along the rip, a little bit before it. For this we are going to use a very wide zigzag stitch and a very small stitch length. If you go to 0 and then go a 1/4 down, you are just doing a wide zigzag but a very small movement down and this is going to make a satin stitch.

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