FAQ: How To Sew A Hole In Sweatpants?

Yes, You Can Totally Fix a Hole Yourself. Here’s How

We’re moving on to the mending of small holes (never mind how they got there) in our series on how to take care of your clothes so that they last forever. Read the steps below, and if you have any tips, let us know in the comments!

How to Fix a Hole

Turn your garment inside out, cross your thread over the hole, and push the needle through the fabric near the hole. Don’t push the needle all the way through to the other side; you only want to capture the top fibers of the fabric. Pull tight to ensure that the entire hole is patched.

While You’re Here…

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How do you fix a hole in stretch fabric?

This easy sew-on patch method is the best and easiest way to fix a hole in spandex. Take the spare spandex material and cut out a patch that’s around 14 inch bigger in diameter than the hole. Place the patch over the hole and pin in place. Sew the patch in place with a zig-zag stitch.

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 tear without sewing?

Set your clothes iron to a low setting without steam and press the tape area for three to five seconds all along the tear.

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