How to Mend Sustainable Knitwear to Last a Lifetime
MEND YOUR KNIT
We make garments that last, although a stitch can break for various reasons, we can still fix it to make sure you keep wearing your knits for years. We have prepared a little tutorial so that everyone can easily (and with very few tools) mend a hole.
All you need is:
- the yarn
we send along with our pieces (or choose a different colour if you would like to make the repair a design feature) - a needle
Step 1: Thread the needle with a long length of thread and tie the end with a double knot. Do a running stitch about half a centimeter around the hole to prevent it from getting any bigger.
Step 2: Starting 1cm to the side of the hole and 1cm underneath it create a vertical running stitch. Make the rows as close together as possible. Once you reach the hole, pass the thread over it and continue for another centimeter then turn back and create your next row. Repeat until the hole is covered.
Step 3: Repeat step 2 horizontally, weaving the thread through the vertical ones. Finish by weaving the thread to the inside of the garment. Tie a knot and snip the thread.
If the hole in your jumper is quite big, you may want to repair it by covering it with a patch. For this you will need the same materials as before and also a patch of fabric that is a little bigger than the hole. The fabric you choose is completely up to you and your aesthetic. You may also need some pins to secure the patch while you are sewing it.
Step 1: Do a running stitch about half a centimeter around the hole to prevent it from getting any bigger.
Step 2: Place the patch over the hole and pin to secure it.
Step 3: Sew around the edges by hand, using either a blanket stitch or a running stitch. Weave the thread to the inside of the garment, tie a knot and cut the remainder.