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Doona Fix | Sewing | Mend and Make New

So.. I woke up earlier then usual on this faithful Friday morning.

I noticed how ripped our doona was after a month of neglect.

In hindsight, I wished I fixed it when it was just a tiny little hole instead of this ripper which was ripped at several places.

It took me 1/2 a day to fix it and below is the fix 😀

The finished product. I could have used a same colour thread but i like the idea of show casing the fix as an arty element
The finished product. I could have used a same colour thread but i like the idea of show casing the fix as an arty element

Scroll down or click “Continue reading ” to see what I did to fix it

Enjoy,
Grace-yi

This is what happens when you keep using something which has a small hole. It would have been a quick fix but instead took me 1/2 a day to fix
This is what happens when you keep using something which has a small hole. It would have been a quick fix but instead took me 1/2 a day to fix
fabric laid out on the table
fabric laid out on the table

use the over lock stitch to ensure the calico fabric doesn’t fray before pinning the fabric to the calico.

use the over lock stitch to ensure the calico fabric doesn't fray before pinning the fabric to the calico line the top of the plain colour layer to where it use to be. Line up the calico to be flush with the seam. Only pin the calico and plain colour fabric

line the top of the plain colour layer to where it use to be. Line up the calico to be flush with the seam.

Only pin the calico and plain colour fabric

This is how it should look when all lined up.
This is how it should look when all lined up.

Now that we have lined the top part of the fabric, we will look at the bottom of the fabric as the fabric ripped in more then 1 place.

Now that we have lined the top part of the fabric, we will look at the bottom of the fabric as the fabric ripped in more then 1 place
The calico pinned to the top section of the plain fabric
Here is a close up of how I pinned it
Here is a close up of how I pinned it
This is how it should look once you have pinned it all in place
This is how it should look once you have pinned it all in place

Now line up the calico layer to the plain fabric and use the over lock stitch to secure both the fabrics

Now line up the calico layer to the plain fabric and use the over lock stitch to secure both the fabrics
The calico layer lined up to the plain fabric and stitched to secure both the fabrics
I added more calico to secure the top bit which was showing signs of fraying
More calico to secure the top bit which was showing signs of fraying

To ensure the already weakened stitch is not stressed any further, I sewed a new line in front as seen.. It is

To ensure the already weakened stitch is not stressed any further, I sewed a new line in front as seen.. It is 4/8 of from the seam's edge
Sewing new hem line 4/8 of from the seam’s edge
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