Introduction

This guide will consist of steps, instructing one to repair a rip in a cloth-fleece jacket, using a needle, thread, and/or a thimble. *Caution/Hazard* The needle is sharp and a thimble is advised to be used for safety.

While it may help one learn to sew (or do something necessary within the process), this guide will especially assist one in sewing closed a rip in cloth-fabric jacket, garment, etc.

Identify the hole/rip, its length and the thread that matches the fabric's color of the jacket (or desired color). Identify the hole/rip, its length and the thread that matches the fabric's color of the jacket (or desired color). Identify the hole/rip, its length and the thread that matches the fabric's color of the jacket (or desired color).
  • Identify the hole/rip, its length and the thread that matches the fabric's color of the jacket (or desired color).

Thread needle and knot the thread onto the needle, so that the needle and thread are inseparable.
  • Thread needle and knot the thread onto the needle, so that the needle and thread are inseparable.

Insert less dominant hand - hand one doesn’t write with - into the inside of the jacket, before holding the flaps of the hole together  as to show how the loose fabric edges will align.
  • Insert less dominant hand - hand one doesn’t write with - into the inside of the jacket, before holding the flaps of the hole together as to show how the loose fabric edges will align.

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(Starting at one end of the rip) using one’s more dominant hand, insert the threaded needle through one fabric flap, before returning the needle back through the other fabric flap, as to loop beneath the rip. (Starting at one end of the rip) using one’s more dominant hand, insert the threaded needle through one fabric flap, before returning the needle back through the other fabric flap, as to loop beneath the rip.
  • (Starting at one end of the rip) using one’s more dominant hand, insert the threaded needle through one fabric flap, before returning the needle back through the other fabric flap, as to loop beneath the rip.

Repeat step 4 [looping beneath and above the rip] until the threads have looped the rip tight and the thread is hanging from the opposite end of the rip at which one started. Repeat step 4 [looping beneath and above the rip] until the threads have looped the rip tight and the thread is hanging from the opposite end of the rip at which one started. Repeat step 4 [looping beneath and above the rip] until the threads have looped the rip tight and the thread is hanging from the opposite end of the rip at which one started.
  • Repeat step 4 [looping beneath and above the rip] until the threads have looped the rip tight and the thread is hanging from the opposite end of the rip at which one started.

Knot the thread multiple times - 2 to 4 times approximately - and remove the excess thread following the knot (use scissors for best results). Knot the thread multiple times - 2 to 4 times approximately - and remove the excess thread following the knot (use scissors for best results). Knot the thread multiple times - 2 to 4 times approximately - and remove the excess thread following the knot (use scissors for best results).
  • Knot the thread multiple times - 2 to 4 times approximately - and remove the excess thread following the knot (use scissors for best results).

Wash jacket [or get dry cleaned if necessary] and repeat steps if needed.
  • Wash jacket [or get dry cleaned if necessary] and repeat steps if needed.

Conclusion

To undo the threading [as to start over, or simply remove the stitch], only snip/cut the applied threading along the rip and remove the excess threading.

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