After playing with a huge but lovable dog over the weekend, my son came home with a nice tear in his new shirt.
My Mom has darned things for my kids before, and it always looks fairly good. The one time I tried it, it didn't look too good. The trick that I didn't know about and my Mom told me earlier this week is to put fabric under what your darning. Duh .... why didn't I think of that?
As you can see in the above picture, the tear was L shaped, so I had to darn a fairly large area.
It's much better than throwing the shirt away, and since the hole was in the bottom of the shirt I don't think it's that noticeable. I really should have used a different color thread. If I were a professional, I would have done gray thread on the gray square, and red on the red. However, I am not a professional; just a simple Mom who saved a shirt from the trash.