The only flaw - 3 TINY holes from fire sparks landing on the nylon... easily repairable!
I hauled out the manuals for my machine (Mom's old 1970's Husqvarna) and got busy learning how to use the darning foot.
Turns out it was WAY easier than I thought and the whole operation took less than 5 minutes! It's truly shocking how I can make these tasks out to seem so "hard" in my mind ~ fuelling my procrastination.
You can see the stitching in this close up, but from any distance, none of the 3 repairs are visible :)