Sewing back the binding on a fleece sweater

What I did:


My client had a red fleece sweater where the stitching attaching the gray bottom binding had come undone.

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Before: closeup of ripped binding seam on bottom back of the sweater.


In order to preserve the stretchiness of the seam, I pinned, hand-basted, and hand-sewed the binding back onto the sweater. In this case, hand sewing yielded a neater and stretchier result than machine sewing would have.

After: closeup of repaired binding seam on back of sweater.