Mending the armpits of a sweater

What I did:


This sweater's armpits had seen better days. One armpit had a large rip in the seam and small holes in the fabric; the other had some medium holes in the fabric.

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Before: back view of armpit holes

Before: front view of armpit holes

Before: close-up of armpit hole

Before: large rip in seam


I mended the holes and resewed the ripped seam by hand.

After: close-up

After: another close-up

After: front view