I'm learning to darn socks by doing it. I did read a tutorial online somewhere sometime, and I have seen a darned sock, but otherwise, I just thread my needle with embroidery thread and go at it.
A beautiful thrifted vintage blanket ($2) for one of the children's beds. I'm not sure what this blanket is made out of, but I used a sturdy brushed cotton twill.
My little modern art patch pleases me.
And then I patched Genevieve's jeans with a darker denim heart. I opened up the inside seam, sewed a large piece of the same blue twill underneath to strengthen the thinned area, and then satin stitched (appliqued) a denim heart over the hole proper.
A dugout, like Laura and Mary's.