Technique: Repairing Tent Velcro
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Sew a loose piece of velcro back into place on your tent.
- Author: Brittany McCrigler
- Time estimate: 5 - 10 minutes
- Difficulty: Easy
A loose piece of velcro can leave your tent prey to the wind. Sew it back on using a whip stitch.
While you can glue a piece of velcro back into place, some adhesives may cause the tent material to become brittle and tear. Sewing is a simple alternative.
In addition to velcro, this procedure works for sewing almost any other fabric component of the tent back into place.
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Align the two pieces of material you will be stitching together.
Thread your needle and tie a knot in the end of the thread.
Drive the needle into the bottom layer of material from the back side.
Drive the needle down through the top and bottom layers of fabric, close to where the needle came up.
Pull the thread taut on the backside of the bottom material.
Continue bringing the needle up and down through both layers of fabric, as in steps 2 and 3 of this guide, working your way around the material.
For the final stitch, come up from the back of the bottom material once again.
Draw the needle between the two layers of material through the stitch closest to where the needle came up.
Slowly start to pull the thread taut. As you pull, you will see a loop form.
Draw the needle through the loop.
Pull the thread taut, forming a knot.
Repeat the process of driving the needle up from behind, drawing it through the stitch, and pulling it through the loop as described in steps 5 and 6 of this guide one more time.