How to Repair a Hole

by June Fuentes on March 6, 2017 in Activities, Sewing, Tools

Today we have a post from our sweet contributor, Ana, from The Lost Apron:

How to Repair a Hole. Sometimes your polo shirt or t-shirt gets an annoying little hole. It doesn't look that bad at first, then it begins to grow and be more noticeable. Then you may even stop wearing it because you don't know how to fix it. Repairing a little hole is one of the simplest hand sewing that can be done. The Lost Apron

How to Repair a Hole.  Sometimes your polo shirt or t-shirt gets an annoying little hole.  It doesn’t look that bad at first, then it begins to grow and be more noticeable.  Then you may even stop wearing it because you don’t know how to fix it.  Repairing a little hole is one of the simplest hand sewing that can be done.

All you need is

  • a needle
  • thread

How to Repair a Hole. Sometimes your polo shirt or t-shirt gets an annoying little hole. It doesn't look that bad at first, then it begins to grow and be more noticeable. Then you may even stop wearing it because you don't know how to fix it. Repairing a little hole is one of the simplest hand sewing that can be done. The Lost ApronHow to Repair a Hole. Sometimes your polo shirt or t-shirt gets an annoying little hole. It doesn't look that bad at first, then it begins to grow and be more noticeable. Then you may even stop wearing it because you don't know how to fix it. Repairing a little hole is one of the simplest hand sewing that can be done. The Lost Apron

Because the weave of a t-shirt is usually fairly open, almost any needle will do.  If you have a hotel kit, that should work.   Try to match the color of thread as much as possible.  If you only have a few colors, choose gray.  Choose darker instead of lighter thread when trying to match to the garment.

Thread the needle with a single strand of thread.  Have one end longer than the other.  DO NOT KNOT the thread.

How to Repair a Hole. Sometimes your polo shirt or t-shirt gets an annoying little hole. It doesn't look that bad at first, then it begins to grow and be more noticeable. Then you may even stop wearing it because you don't know how to fix it. Repairing a little hole is one of the simplest hand sewing that can be done. The Lost Apron
Turn the shirt inside-out to work from the inside.  Press flat if necessary.

How to Repair a Hole. Sometimes your polo shirt or t-shirt gets an annoying little hole. It doesn't look that bad at first, then it begins to grow and be more noticeable. Then you may even stop wearing it because you don't know how to fix it. Repairing a little hole is one of the simplest hand sewing that can be done. The Lost Apron

Start at one side of the hole.  With the needle, only pick up a few strands of the garment fabric near the hole.  Pull the needle through leaving one tail of thread remaining.

How to Repair a Hole. Sometimes your polo shirt or t-shirt gets an annoying little hole. It doesn't look that bad at first, then it begins to grow and be more noticeable. Then you may even stop wearing it because you don't know how to fix it. Repairing a little hole is one of the simplest hand sewing that can be done. The Lost Apron

Continue to pick up stitches around the hole a few more times until you are near where you started.

 

How to Repair a Hole. Sometimes your polo shirt or t-shirt gets an annoying little hole. It doesn't look that bad at first, then it begins to grow and be more noticeable. Then you may even stop wearing it because you don't know how to fix it. Repairing a little hole is one of the simplest hand sewing that can be done. The Lost Apron

Remove the needle.  Take the two ends of the thread and gently cinch up the hole.  Do not pull so tight that it pinches the garment.  Loosen up if necessary.  If hole remains gaped a bit, then add a few stitches across the hole.

Once it looks closed, tie a square knot.  Snip the ends of the thread.

How to Repair a Hole. Sometimes your polo shirt or t-shirt gets an annoying little hole. It doesn't look that bad at first, then it begins to grow and be more noticeable. Then you may even stop wearing it because you don't know how to fix it. Repairing a little hole is one of the simplest hand sewing that can be done. The Lost Apron

Garment is ready to wear again!

How to Repair a Hole. Sometimes your polo shirt or t-shirt gets an annoying little hole. It doesn't look that bad at first, then it begins to grow and be more noticeable. Then you may even stop wearing it because you don't know how to fix it. Repairing a little hole is one of the simplest hand sewing that can be done. The Lost Apron

 

 

ana

My name is Ana Sullivan. I began my blog, The Lost Apron, because people would ask me for advice on parenting. My only qualifications for giving advice is that I have been there and I am proud of who my children have become. I have a daughter in college, a son and another daughter that are college graduates who are working and living on their own. I have been married for almost 30 years to a dream of a husband.

I have been a working mom, a part-time-work-at-home mom, and a stay-at-home mom. Although I have preferred being the SAHM, I try to write my blog in a way that would encourage all moms to be better moms. I hope to be the mentor mom to the young mom and the friend to the older moms and grandmothers. You can visit me over at Pinterest and Facebook. 

June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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Mrs. W March 11, 2017

Thanks- that was a super useful post!

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