Almost done with the uniform shirts for Myth Games, and I have to take some time to repair Cory’s backpack for our D&D club’s annual camping trip. The repair really didn’t take much time: only 2 hours. The real hold up on the shirts was all the camping gear spread out all over my sewing area in the basement.
Zipper detached from the section that needs replacing:
Straps and hook piece detached:
Side trim, reinforcements and basting removed, exposing the foam padding. This thing was covered in basting: it’s a long pre-stitch that helps hold things in place while the finishing is done. It’s also used to do gathering and a bunch of other stuff.
With the strap seams removed, the pieces that needed to be replaced came off. They were in terrible condition.
All sewn on and reinforced: it’s a pretty obvious what’s been replaced,
but it works. I didn’t have any heavy thread to match what was used on the backpack. Over the weekend, we both heard stitches snapping, but that’s why I went over the final seam a few times. I will still need to pick up some heavy thread and go over it again, eventually.