You often hear reference being made to darning, especially socks, but it’s a skill or technique seldom used these days. It’s certainly not one I’ve mastered but I’m quite happy to put it to practise to mend a favourite comfy skirt I wear about the house.
First things first- get a cup and place it beneath the hole in your piece of clothing. Stretch the fabric a little to keep it taunt (as you can see I hold it between my knees).
Next using a needle and thread that matches the fabric (stripes make that a little difficult) sew vertically across the hole.
Then it’s time to go horizontal! Weave the needle through the vertical stitches (under over etc) making sure to alternate each row.
That’s it- you’re done! As you can see below I’m no expert but the hole is mended and I can wear my favourite house skirt again. Have you attempted to darn a piece of clothing? Or is there a mending skill you’re determined to master?