One thing I’ve noticed is that many of my customers could do simple repairs on their own machines, but they just lack the confidence that they can do it!
Repairing webbing is simple. As long as the item fits under your presser foot easily, you shouldn’t have any trouble sewing on it.
Here is an example. This is a fishing “fanny pack” tote bag.
The stitching on some of the webbing has come undone:
First, put in a matching thread in the top and bobbin of the machine.
In this case, I put black on top and green in the bobbin. You don’t have to do that, but those kind of details make it look nice.
Switch to a “Denim” needle. I find that the Schmetz brand is typically easy to find. Be sure to use the correct needle for your brand of machine.
Shimmy the item under the presser foot, making sure no other fabric or webbing is caught under the presser foot or in the way of the needle.
Be sure and hold the thread tails as you begin to sew so that they don’t get all tangled underneath and make a mess.
Backstitch at the start and stop of your stitching. On a project like this, I tend to go over the entire length at least twice and then backstitch.
And, that’s all there is to it!
You may have all sorts of items that need repairing like your dog leash, backpack, soft sided brief case, or duffle bag.
Try repairing them yourself. It only takes a minute or two!