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How to Repair Nylon Shorts

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  1. How to Repair Nylon Shorts, How to Repair Nylon Shorts: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Be sure to choose a thread color that is similar to the garment you are repairing.

    • Thread the needle by stringing the thread through the eye of the needle.

    • Knot the end of the thread and cut off any excess thread. The knot should be large enough to catch the fabric and not pull through.

  2. How to Repair Nylon Shorts: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Take the torn seam into both hands, and overlap one side with the other until both sides are aligned.

  3. How to Repair Nylon Shorts: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Starting from the inside of the garment, pull the needle through the fabric.

    • Pull the thread until the knot catches the fabric.

  4. How to Repair Nylon Shorts: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Make small stitches along the length of the rip.

    • Do not pull the thread too tight or it will cause rippling in the fabric.

  5. How to Repair Nylon Shorts: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Tie the thread as close to the fabric as possible.

    • Cut off any extra thread that is still attached.


This guide can be applied to any piece of clothing that has a rip in the seam. Happy stitching!

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