Occassionally the back of my pants get frayed and I would like a little more life out of them.
Step 1: Open Seam
Open the seam and iron flat.
Step 2: Add Backing Material
Cut out a piece of material to be used as backing for the repair. The color does not matter as it will not be seen.
Step 3: Apply Patch With Stitch Witchery
The backing material is placed behind the frayed area. I used Stitch Witchery between patch and frayed area. A hot iron will bond the patch to frayed area.
Step 4: Sew Both Sides of Opening With Zigzag Stitch
Both sides of the opening are machine sewed with a zigzag stitch to stablize the fraying.
Step 5: Trim Patch
Before and after trimming the patch.
Step 6: Create New Hem
The hem is recreated just a bit higher than the repair. Be sure to pin.
Step 7: Repair Complete
This is how it looks after the repair.