plain patch , after matching the print all round , except that the wrong side of
the patch is placed on the right side of the garment .
Match the pattern by one selvedge side first and pin carefully in position . Then match the
second selvedge side with the print pin carefully in position , fold under the selvedgesides 1/4" .
Match one weft side then the other pinning carefully in position ,
fold under edges 3/8" . All corners must be square . Remove the pins
and carefully pressed in
the folds . Fold the patch in half inch away press the creases firmly . Place wrong side of the
patch on the right side of the garment . Place selvedge threads by
selvedge threads but matching
the pattern not necessarily keeping by a straight thread . The center of the
patch is placed over
the center of the hole . Pin the two selvedge sides first and then the two
weft sides . Tack close to
the edge starting in the middle of a selvedge side .
Top sew the patch neatly all round , being careful to hold the patch
towards the worker .Do not
work too tightly and carefully flatten each side . Just worked , before
starting the adjecent side
.By holding the patch towards the worker the patch is kept flat .
Finishing the hole :---Turn the wrongside of the work towards the worker
and make diagonal creases as in the plain patch "measure 3/8 " from the
stitches on these diagonal creases . Insert the scissors into the fold and cut
along the diagonal creases into these points , all of which should be straight
by a thread . Fold back these flaps of the hole level with the turnings of the
patch loop stitch the raw edges .