How to Sew Up Holes
Cotton, nylon, silk, jute, mixed fabric, and any other thin, soft fabric should be stitched with lighter needles; the thicker the fabric, the more thread you’ll need. Identify a split seam – where two pieces of fabric were stitched together but the thread is missing and the seam is now open.
If the hole is frayed into the seam line or in the middle of the garment, you’ll need to reinforce the area. This won’t be a pretty fix, but it should be functional. If the cloth is too tight, a stitch may tear again once you wear the garment. Trim the corners to a rounded shape before ironing them onto the garment.
Lighter fabrics require a smaller needle, while heavier wovens require a larger needle. Wool sweaters, socks, and other similar items should be darned rather than sewn.
Can you fix a hole in sweatpants?
Use a thin sewing needle with a small eye to help you create tiny, delicate stitches, and choose a thread color that matches your sweatpants to hide the tear you’re repairing.
How do you fix a tear in fabric by hand?
Hand Stitching Begin at the bottom of the rip, inserting the needle underneath the fabric and coming to the top. Take a small stitch to secure the end, then move across the rip and take another vertical stitch.
How do you fix a hole in polyester?
For most household applications, there are two basic ways to repair or mend fabric holes: use an iron-on patch designed for polyester fabric repair or overlay a polyester patch to the back of your fabric and machine stitch the two fabrics together. Both methods will extend the fabric’s life.
How do you repair torn fabric without sewing?
Another option is to use hemming tape to repair a tear, which will do the job without the need for sewing. Hemming tape works like glue, and when heated, the glue will melt and stick the fabrics together.