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How to Fix a Small Hole in a Sock

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    • Place one end of your thread through the hole of the needle.

    • Wet the end of your thread to make it easier to go through the hole.

    • Pull your thread all the way through and match the ends of the thread together.

    • Tie a knot with the ends of your thread.

    • The needle is sharp. Handle it carefully to prevent poking your fingers or hand.

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    • Insert your tennis ball into the sock until it is lined up with the hole in your sock.

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    • Insert your needle into the inside of the sock at the edge of the hole no more than half a centimeter away from the edge.

    • Pull the needle all the way through.

    • If the tail of your thread is too long, trim the excess.

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    • Insert your needle next to and below where the first insert was.

    • Pull your needle all the way through to create your first stitch.

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    • Insert your needle in the opposite side of the hole and pull to create another stitch.

    • Repeat this step, crisscrossing your stitches until you reach the end of the hole.

    • Keep your stitches loose. You will tighten them at the end.

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    • Once you reach the end of the hole, carefully pull on your thread to tighten the stitches together.

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    • To close off the stitch, insert your needle back under all of your stitches and pull out your needle at the top of the repair.

    • Pull your needle through, but not all the way, to create a small loop.

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    • Insert the needle through the small loop.

    • Pull your needle until the loop disappears.

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    • To create a final stitch, insert your needle back under all of your stitches.

    • Pull the thread all the way through.

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    • Trim off the excess thread.

    • Remove the tennis ball from your sock.

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