Learn how to patch a hole in a pair of dress pants in this free clothing repair video from our mending and sewing expert.
Hi! I'm Karen for Expert Village. Now I am going to show you how to make the patch repair on a pair of dress pants. Now when you have to repair dress pants, you don't want to use any kind of patch that is going to stick out. You want to use something very inconspicuous. In that case, we want to match the fabric exactly. It is very difficult to go into a fabric store and try to match fabric exactly so I like to steal from the garment that I have already. There are a few places that you can steal fabric. If the hole isn't too big which ours is not, i was a fall and a scrape on a knee, there is often fabric in the rear seam and you cut out a little piece there. Another place you can take from is if you sew up this pocket, you can cut out a little bit of fabric that it has in there. You won't be able to use your pocket anymore because you will need to sew it up but you will be able to patch your knee. Another place you can steal fabric from is the inside of the pocket of the front pocket. Again, you will need to sew up the pocket and go from the inside and cut out that excess fabric to use for your patch.