A hole appeared in one of DH'checked s soft shirts.
For a few days I considered patching it with a home made applique patch. I've never made an applique patch, I wasn't really sure how or what to do. I looked online, couldn't find anything that would help.
And then I wondered if I could darn it using my machine. I looke din the instruction book, and there was a small section on a darning sticthc using the buttonhole foot. I looked online for videos, but all I could find were videos about darning free-hand. However, it did give me confidence that it could be done.
I got a small piece of material and forced a hole in it, and then followed the instructions. To my amazement, it worked!
I found thread to match the shirt, took a deep breath, and had a go.
It worked beautifully. A neat little darn, the thread matched well. I was so pleased, I showed it to DH. And then I realised that I had the shirt the wrong way round. My beautiful darn was on the inside, and on the outside was white bobbin thread.
I couldn't see how to unpick it. So, I decided to embroider something on top. I found a heart, I found thread to match the red in the shirt. I tested it. I did it. It worked. Not sure how DH would feel about having a heart embroidered on his shirt, but never mind.
I trimmedround the embroidery and.....I made another hole.
So I had to darn that. The right way round.
It could be worse.
That's what I keep telling myself.
It could. I could have just binned the shirt without trying. In that respect, we're no worse off than we were before.