Technique: How to Fix a Hole in a Dress
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This guide will describe what is needed and how to repair a hole in a dress. This way you don't have to throw away your favorite dress over a hole.
- Author: Angel Davis
- Time estimate: 2 hours
- Difficulty: Moderate
After years of wear and tear of a garment it is quite common to have stitching come loose, which causes holes in the garment. These holes become bothersome because you may feel as though your garment is now tarnished. To the contrary, with these simple instructions, within this project, we will be detailing how to patch a hole in a dress using an illustrated procedure, which will consist of a set of wiki pages. If theses instructions are followed your garment will be restored and the fear of losing it will be gone. I will include what materials will be needed to make the fix, how much time it will take, and an easy six step-by-step instructions on how to fix up your favorite dress! You do not need to waste time or money finding a tailor with these simple instructions that can be used by anyone.
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Step 1 — How to Fix a Hole in a Dress ¶
Examine the hole in the dress and assess how much fabric will be needed to patch the hole
Gather all of the needed materials such as scissors, needle, thread, fabric, and damaged dress.
Step 2 ¶
Find fabric either from the dress or similar to the dresses fabric and cut a feasible amount to use as a patch.
Step 3 ¶
Pin the patch in place around the edges of the hole ensuring the patch is right side up.
Step 4 ¶
If sewing by hand: thread your sewing needle and begin to intertwine the thread into the patch and the dress ensuring to stitch the patch in place.
Step 5 ¶
If using a sewing machine: after setting your sewing machine, place the fabric under the foot of the sewing machine and begin to sew.
Step 6 ¶
You can also use an iron on patch to repair the hole in the dress.
Step 7 ¶
Clean up any excess thread to ensure you have a clean finish for your repaired garment.
Congratulations! You've repaired your garment.