Patching Jeans

In regard to Sew it: mending your trousers (6 September 2013), since the most common place for a patch to be applied on a pair of jeans6 is the knee, I am wondering how it is possible to locate the sewing machine head down into the leg of the garment (see paragraph 7) in order to stitch the patch.

Hi Pete, it's a good question

Hi Pete, it's a good question and it's not always easy. The arm on my machine has a removable bobbin cover also known as an extension table I believe. If I remove this the 'arm' is narrower so I can get the trouser leg over it to patch. It can be fiddly though, depending on the width of the arm and the width of the trousers. Good luck with the patching!

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