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DIY : How to sew a rip in your clothes~

A class presentation by : Amanda Monteverde & Brianna Gutierrez

Brianna Gutierrez

on 17 January 2013

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Transcript of DIY : How to sew a rip in your clothes~

How to sew a rip in your clothes By: Amanda Monteverde & Brianna Gutierrez Materials needed: Step two: Threading the needle Step four: Starting off your first stitches Step five: Making the first stitches Step three: Making sure you're neat Step six: Half way done You will need:
one small regular sewing needle
regular sewing thread that best matches the color of your torn shirt/clothing
safety scissors
a napkin Cut a strand of thread to a point (picture below) that is about as long as two feet (longer if the rip needs a bit more thread), then tie a small knot at the end of the thread, and then get the thread that is cut to a point and put it through the hole in the needle. It may take a few tries. Find the beginning of the rip and place the
threaded needle right where the rip begins, pierce the fabric with the needle and pull it all the way through until the knot on the thread is touching the fabric. With your needle and thread, about 1/4 of an inch from where the knot is pierce the fabric again and pull tight on the needle so no thread stays out (but make sure you don't pull out the thread from the needle). You want to make sure you are sewing in a straight line while going along with the path of the tear in the clothes. You will be making straight stitch (picture below). When you are stitching the rip back together, you will see the shirt's tear merging back together slowly as you stitch. Continue on with the straight stitch until you get half way done. Credit for pictures: en.wikipedia.org , shopping.com ,
& huntingtonfabricdepot.com Sewing needle Thread Scissors Tips & Warnings: When using scissors and a sewing needle, make sure you are very careful! You could injure yourself or others! Make sure you have a clean area because you could lose the sewing needle and injure someone. Credit for pictures: mcnett-outdoor.com &
local.aaca.org Credit for pictures sewsitall.blogspot.com Credit for picture: embroidery.rocksea.org If you take a break, do not leave the sewing needle just anywhere. Pierce the napkin with the needle and make sure that it will stay in there. Making your first stitches is easy. Weave your needle in and out of the fabric creating the look of a dashed line. You want to stitch about 1/4-inch stitches with equally sized spaces between. Credit for pictures:embroidery.rocksea.org Step seven: Tightening the stitches. Once you have gotten half way done with sewing the rip, pull on the thread and make sure that none of the stitches are sticking out. The stitches that you've sewn already should look nice and neat (like in the picture below) Credit for picture: embroidery.rocksea.org Step one: Clearing an area Before you start to sew, you must have a clean area to work with. So find yourself a nice clean spot in your house (perhaps a table) and surround yourself with the materials you need so you don't have to get up as often. Step eight: Continuing with your sewing Once you have followed through with the last step, continue sewing with the weaving technique (steps 4-5). You're almost done! Step nine: Finishing up Once you have finished with your stitches, look over them once more and make sure there isn't stray thread. If some stitches appear loose, pull the thread attached to the needle gently to tighten the thread. Step Ten:Clean Up Time Materials needed: one small regular sewing needle
regular sewing thread that best matches the color of your ripped clothing/item
safety scissors
a napkin needle Thread Safety scissors This is the last step when the sewing is done, clean up time! Put everything back from where you got it and put your sewing items back to wherever you got them and don't leave the scissors out because they can hurt someone, as well as the needle. T- shirt Your t-shirt should be like new now because you sewed the tears, so no more holes. When finished cleaning grab your shirt and put it away wherever you put your clothes. Lastly, wipe down your sewing area and finally you're done and can now relax. Thanks for watching our Presentation on how to sew a tear in your clothing hopefully these steps helped you become successful. - Amanda &Brianna
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