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Thread: Sewing question but not on a quilt...Hole in skirt after wash...

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    Senior Member tngal22's Avatar
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    Sewing question but not on a quilt...Hole in skirt after wash...

    I made two skirts and just washed them. One turned out fine but the one for me has some holes in them. Only one side and close to the seam area. What would you do to fix this?

    I had thought of adding the flowers from the pleat fabric over the holes to add detail but should I do it to just the one side? I also thought of doing a zig zag type stitch down both sides so it would "close" up the holes but one hole is about a quarter size (it is the biggest).

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!

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    Super Member ptquilts's Avatar
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    are they close enough to the seam that you could just take it in at the seam? What kind of fabric is it?

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    It is a canvas type fabric, stiff. One hole is too far from the seam to take it out since it would make the skirt smaller and it fits just right as is. Let me see if I can get a pic of them.


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    wow, that is weird, being such a heavy fabric. Wonder what happened?
    i guess I would go for a decorative cover up down the length, on either side of the seam.

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    I think I must have knicked the fabric when I took out the first seam. I made it too big so I had to take it in some. That is the only explaination I can think of since the other seam is fine and the first skirt I made is fine.

    I am adding a small strip to both side.

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    Ok, I added some strips to the sides, phew! Now I hope no more holes appear the next time I wash it.

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    I used a pattern from Sew Delicious, it is call The Peggy Skirt! Not hard to make once you get going. I made this one in an hour or so...now fixing it took longer. lol

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