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Mending Of Linen

Discussion in 'Sewing & Stitching' started by Anusowmyan, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. Anusowmyan

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    Linen is basically a cloth made of Flax. Flax is a blue-flowered plant, from its stem a textile fibre is made and termed as Linen, especially articles like sheets & table cloths.

    Any cloth has a chance of subject to tear, few have a chance to mend, when the accident’s impact is small or else the whole cloth is of no use.

    Mending is an art of preparing any article of wearing-house hold or bed linen by means of patching or darning. The ability to mend the valuable is also a means of saving. The article in use to make it last longer. Most valuable work in mending is done in cases where the damage is in a small area and the rest of the garment is in good condition.

    The most common method of preparing a garment is 1.Darning 2.patching. These two requires thread, needle and fabric.

    DARNING: A good ‘Darning’ should be made as soon as the torn part is noticed and before it is extended over the thin area around the hole, if any.

    One darning wart on the wrong side, wearing in and out the fibres of fabric, making small stiches. Then the same procedure is carried out even at the darning stiches. The thread should not be pulled too tightly and loops should be left of the threads at the end.

    If there is cross out, make the stiches along the straight grain, darning the two ends together on a triangular tear. Make stiches in straight grain keeping the slit together and then once again work at the right angles to the stiches over the cut.

    PATCHING: This is done when “Darning” cannot be made. The tear on the garment is cut neatly, made into a square, a material of the same colour and type should be taken as the patching material and should be bigger than the tear. Eg. If the square cut around the tear is 3 cm, 2 cm extra on all sides is placed on the patching material, so that it will be 7 cm.

    Place the patching material behind the square &stitch the edges by back stitch often cautiously watching that the patch material should slightly extend the square edge. Go around with back stitch, often cutting the corners. For turning on fabrics, turn to wrong side and trim the garment to within quarter of an inch of the stitching. Then fasten the edge also with herring bone stitch.

    For a printed material, care must be taken that the design is continuous, cut the patch according to the grain of the material, turn under the edges of the patch and press them, Place the patch in position on the right side of the garment, Matching the patch in position on the right side of the edges on the wrong sides, from the edges and bottom hole the turnings.
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