Sweater Repair with Zigzag Sewing Machine Stitch

Sweater Repair with Zigzag Sewing Machine Stitch


I have a sweater set here that unfortunately the outer Cardigan style to the complementary Shell has started to unravel and I am not a knitter I understand that these are very small elasticized threads That have come loose, but were done in a very outstanding manner by a High-Tech machine. So, there’s no way I’ll be able to duplicate that. But, what I did is, I went to my area Fabric store And I figured I could disguise the hole, or the unraveling, rather. Which did leave a hole. With a trim. So, I did purchase a trim that would be long enough from one hem, around the neck, down the side, to the opposite hand side. And, while I was thinking that’s a great fix, I was thinking a little more, as to how to gain control of the loose threads that the trim would not cover. So, I figured I could use my filament thread, which is.. (I’m going to spin over this way) ..which is a clear thread that you can purchase in the Fabric store. And also, I have it wound in my bobbin. And, I’m going to do a Zig-Zag stitch. Probably a shorter stitch Nothing long in length, but just very short, and I’ll just go over the loose threads a few times and maybe it can mimic a Bit of the Pattern that’s already woven into place so I’ll go ahead and transfer over to the machine and get started, so Here we are at the machine and this is that area that I had covered up So I’m not going as far as over to this area because I’ll probably just handle that with a little needle and thread to Bring that closer, but over here you can see how it’s like really out of control now You don’t want to cut these threads. That’s probably the last thing you want to do I don’t even think it should really be an option to cut the threads because that could lead to a Wildfire, so to speak but what we’re going to do is Just go over. I’m going to remove my trim Then I’m going to add later, and I’m just going to go up and down basically This area to try with the zig-zag stitch to try and contain these threads and just work my way across by going up and down. Things are pretty much contained this way. I’m going to turn around and go back this way Get those threads out the way and make sure everybody’s at the party And I’ll just gradually slide over a bit This way.. Now, I think the key is also not to have it too matted looking Like I don’t want to be able to For anyone to tell that it had been repaired. So you can kind of see how it’s kind of compressing itself Naturally. Now, I’m going to throw some of this extra thread Toward the.. where my needle is so it’s not all in one area And this is making me wish I knew how to knit Some of these threads already in aline Okay, go back this way again up, moving over some Alright here. We go this area a little bit and You can kind of see a bald area here. I want to cover that with the hay (lol) the unraveled threads So far, so Good Get where they’re being contained Cover up some more the bald area Make sure they kind of stay orderly before they’re stitch down All right, yep, seems to be working And now that I’m thinking about it.. while I’m here, I may as well Just keep going to that part where I said, I’m a hand-sew But I probably just may as well Try to zigzag it, together, again Work my way, here. And, then I’ll be able to go down that stretch sorry.. keep hitting my camera All right, so this right here that gap. I’m going to try to mend that but I’m going to Widen my stitch length. What was it 2.5. I’m gonna take it to a 4.0 and let’s give it a go to catch those two areas I think it’s working Well look at that Okay, so that looks like we pretty much masked the area I’m going to do just a quick And be done with that.. because I want to come back over here And I’ll be sure to clip that thread as it looks like there’s a little area right here that I want to lay down So let me change my length again back down to 2.5 and pick up where I left off Think that’s it! Yeah, okay, so let’s take a look at what we got All right, so here we are back again. So you can kind of see now that You know before we had all the loose threads like the wildfire going on But now that we use our filament And we were able to zigzag over the mound of loose threads now You can see how they’re nicely contained so I don’t want to leave it like this because you can still obviously see if you’re very detailed like me that something was Something looks different here, so I have my purchase trimmed, but now I’m just going to kind of distract anyone who has that detailed eye and I’m going to place my Trim all along the front neck down to each side of the hem So it looks like I have a button that I’m going to have to remove and I’ll may or may not replace it but my objective is to continually Try to distract from the repair that was done, so I’m going to add the trim And voila the repair is complete I was able to use filament thread and a zig zag stitch on the sewing machine to repair a hole and Also, mask it by an Added Trim So I hope you liked the video and that it was helpful, please give me a thumbs up and share with your friends Thank you

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