OK, that’s the problem; here’s what I did to fix it. First I made sure there was enough carpet left to provide a patch. There was; remember, it was brand new and just installed.
Next the width of the piece being replaced is measured and a piece the corresponding width is cut using a loop pile cutter. (Photos 8 and 9)
The length of the patch is measured and cut using a square. (Photos 10, 11, and 11a)
I lay out the tape on three sides and lock the patch in place using a Kool Glide Seaming Tool. (Photos 14, 15, and 16)
With the three sides of the patch locked in place, it is now time to cut the fourth and final seam edge. The trick is to cut the last part of the removed area straight, matching to the patch and without shearing naps.
I fold the last part to be cut and mark the back with a dot using a marker where the cut edge will met the edge of the patch. (Photo 17) I place a dot every couple of inches and then cut with a small square from each dot to the next. (Photos 18 and 19) I use the connecting dot method, which was taught to me years ago in Chicago by Roger Searle, an installer who worked with me, for patches and doorway seams.