These trousers once started their career as a long pair, and since then, they have jumped through quite some hoops. Literally, even. A hole emerged at the back, the knees became threadbare, and when push came to shove - again, literally - a big snag appeared out of nowhere. So I turned them into shorts (since they weren't long enough anymore anyway), and I embroidered some skaters over the holes, as per request.
Do you have a pair of trousers with snags in them lying around that you'd like to repair? Read on to find out what you need exactly, and how to do so. Don't feel like doing it yourself? Feel free to drop me a line, and together we can find a solution.
What do you need?
- Embroidery hoop
- Embroidery needle
- Embroidery floss
- Sharp scissors
- Optional: A skater design and water soluble transfer paper. Make sure you check this embroidery kit, to get your very own embroidery ring, needle, floss and skater design delivered at your doorstep.
How to embroider a skater over a hole?
- Draw or print your design on water soluble transfer paper.
Living la vida loca? Draw your design directly on the fabric. Make sure to use washable markers, though.
- Pin or stick your design on top of the hole. Make sure your design not only covers the hole completely, but that there are no colour separation lines on top of the hole. This could get tricky later on, otherwise.
- Embroider over the design. Make sure to use a satin stitch, to ensure that your hole will be trapped between two layers of brand new embroidery floss fabric.
- Finished with the design? Rinse your water soluble paper away with running water, let dry, and wear with proud!
Do you have a pair of trousers with snags in them lying around that you'd like to repair? Feel free to drop me a line, and together we can find a solution.