This ugly tear happened to my favorite wool coat when the button got caught on the shopping cart at the grocery store. I didn't notice that the button slid inside a slat on the cart and as I stepped away I heard a shredding sound, I looked down and saw a flapping button. I love the coat too much to throw it out, so I decided to mend it.
This is my favorite method for patch mends. This is how I would always do mends in my tailoring shop, and it works especially well on jeans.
|*This is stitch witchery. It should be available in your local fabric store, but if you can't find it, you can buy it here.|
|View from outside after the patch is secure.|