This guide will show you how to fix the missing stitching on your Nano Puff ® Jacket. If you simply have a loose loop of thread, see our Repairing a Loop of Loose Stitching in a Patagonia Nano Puff ® Jacket. In this guide, we’ll show you how to patch the baffle without deconstructing the garment. This means that the repair stitching will show through on the jacket lining. If you’d rather not have the stitching visible, check out our Opening a Jacket Guide, and go through those steps first, before you follow the steps in this guide. Opening the jacket makes this repair more difficult and time consuming. If you choose matching thread, your repair thread in the lining should hardly be noticible, but the choice is yours. New to sewing? Check out our sewing glossary.

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No parts required.

  1. Examine the damaged area of your jacket. In our case we have a few missing stitches along a single line of stitching.

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  2. Set your sewing machine stitch length to about 3.
    • Set your sewing machine stitch length to about 3.

    • Clip the extra thread off of your jacket.

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    • Align the jacket in the sewing machine at a distance of roughly five stitches before the missing stitching.

    • Be sure that the jacket is unzipped and that you only have one layer of the jacket, including the lining, in the sewing machine. Sewing two layers together will sew the jacket shut.

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    • Sink the needle, being sure that it aligns with the stitching.

    • Sew forward a few stitches and then backstitch to hold your stitches in place.

    • Sew along the holes where the stitching used to be.

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    • Continue sewing until you overlap five of the remaining stitches.

    • Backstitch to hold your stitches in place.

    • Clip any threads to free the garment from the sewing machine.

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Do you think you could demonstrate adding an elastic cuff to the nano-puff? I have one but the sleeves are just a hair too short.

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