Monday, April 28, 2014

How to fix a hole in your t-shirt: tutorial

fix a hole in your t-shirt tutorial
It's been a while since I've shared a tutorial, and since my how to fix a hole in gauze or light-weight fabric post has been so popular, I thought I'd share how to fix a hole in t-shirts that might also be of help.

You know those holes. The little ones that suddenly pop up on your t-shirts. Where did you come from?? Let them sit...and slowly they start to get bigger.

Well have no fear! There's a quick and easy way to stop those little t-shirt holes in their tracks and make them look like they were never there at all.

How to fix a hole in your t-shirt

fix a small hole in your t-shirt: quick fix instructions
Supplies Needed
(*product links included)
Stitch Witchery
Light-weight Stabilizer
Parchment Paper
Ironing Board
Damp, clean, non-terry cloth
Straight Pin or safety pin

Step 1: Put a medium-sized piece of parchment paper down on your ironing board. Turn your t-shirt inside out and place it on your ironing board on top of your parchment paper and locate the hole you want to fix. *The parchment paper under your t-shirt will prevent the stitch witchery from accidentally adhering to your ironing board.

tutorial how to fix a hole in t-shirt quick, easy

Step 2: Using your pin, gently pull and tuck the fibers around the hole to come together as closely as possible.

fix t-shirt rip, hole with stitch witchery

Step 3: Cut a small piece of stitch witchery and a bigger piece of light-weight stabilizer. Place stitch witchery directly over t-shirt hole and place stabilizer over the top of that. Turn on your iron according to the stitch witchery instructions and grab your damp towel cover.

DIY fix t-shirt hole with stitch witchery and stabilizer

Step 4: [Your layers should be as follows: Ironing board + Parchment Paper + T-shirt + Stitch Witchery + Stabilizer + Damp Cover Towel + Iron]. Following the instructions on the stitch witchery package, "glue" stitch witchery in place.

using stitch witchery mend t-shirt hole

Step 5: Once completed, carefully remove your hot towel and check your results. Check to make sure the hole completely fused closed from the front and the stabilizer is secure inside. Repeat if necessary.

The outside results should appear as if the hole was never there. The inside of the t-shirt will have a small piece of stabilizer attached to secure the fixed hole. You can cut the stabilizer down to be smaller inside if needed.

how to mend a hole in your t-shirt a DIY tutorial

This method also works well on slightly bigger rips by using bigger pieces of stitch witchery and stabilizer.

Remember to check out the post on how to fix holes in light-weight fabric such as a shirt or skirt with this same method, with great results!

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  1. Will it work on navy or black shirts?

  2. This also works with fusible interfacing, and it's even easier! Not as many layers. It comes in white or black, so it works well with dark shirts, too.

  3. This also works with fusible interfacing, and it's even easier! Not as many layers. It comes in white or black, so it works well with dark shirts, too.

  4. Thank you for sharing this! I seem to get these tiny little holes in shirts all the time - even new ones that have only been worn once. Frustrating!! Excited to havea repair that will work and be invisible!!!

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  6. If this doesn't work, you can always use these super creative patches, to make it look cool.

  7. Great article. I read this article properly. This is one of the best posts. Thanks sharing this article


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