Without a doubt, one of the biggest annoyances one has to endure in their raw denim journey is the multitude of rips, tears, holes, and all-encompassing blowouts. What may first seem like a negligible knick gradually grows into a minor hole (or large hole, in some cases), before reaching the final stage of a fully fledged blowout.
How should one deal with this inevitable situation? Among many repairing methods, the best option is to have your denim darned. Compared to hand stitching a patch over the hole, darning involves weaving (and blending) in new threads.
As a result, not only will your denim be left strongly secured, but the hole will also be masked so well that any once prominent damage will be unnoticeable.
Unfortunately, as a special darning machine is required for this type of repair, you will need to seek out a specialist. We won’t walk through the entire process itself, but Andrew Chen, co-owner of 3sixteen and Self Edge NYC, gave an excellent and complete run-down below:
- Andrew Chen’s darning blog post