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Repairing stretchy leggings?

PostPosted: 14 Jan 2015, 16:48
by A_W
What can I patch some gymnastic leggings with? H has a hole in her knee and I was going to get a patch to sew on but would it need to be stretchy? And it would have to be soft too as she will kneel on it? :?

Re: Repairing stretchy leggings?

PostPosted: 14 Jan 2015, 18:40
by RedRum
I would have thought it would probably be ok to not have it stretchy. Bear in mind if you do us a stretchy material you'll need to use a zig zag stitch or similar as otherwise your stitches will snap when it stretches. If you use a woven fabric you won't have to worry about the stitches as the lack of stretch in the patch will mean the stitches aren't stretched either.

Re: Repairing stretchy leggings?

PostPosted: 14 Jan 2015, 19:19
by robyn
Yep, I'd patch with non stretchy.