I have this cardigan that I managed to somehow rip a right-angle shape into.
|Right angle rip in back|
I was trying to work out what to do as I knew just sewing the rip up would be ugly, then I found some nice wide satin ribbon and thought I would give it a try to cover the hole.
I first stitched the hole up, then attached the ribbon around the waist covering where I had stitched.
I used straight stitch around the top and bottom of the ribbon. I then decided it looked a bit plain so added some decorative stitching to the centre of the ribbon, this also helped to anchor the ribbon to the cardigan.
|View of the decorative stitching|
|Using a walking foot to attach the ribbon.|
Once the ribbon was attached the rip is hardly visible from the outside of the cardigan.