That’s right—there is actually a way to repair the garment to a wearable condition all without touching that sewing machine. It’s the absolute easiest way to extend the life of those shirts because—get this—the process won’t take you more than 10 minutes!
Today’s helpful tip comes to us today from those needle and thread connoisseurs over at YouTube channel Professor Pincushion. Our host, Tova, will show us everything we need to know about successfully completing this idiot-proof no-sew patching technique.
But, before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s first gather together our materials:
- Damaged shirt (hole should be in the shape of a pinhole, measuring to 5 millimeters or less)
- Ironing board
- Fusible bonding web
- Cutaway stabilizer
- Parchment paper
- Spray bottle filled with water
- Semi-iridescent pressed cloth
Heat it up
Turn your t-shirt inside out and place on the ironing board with the hole facing towards you. Iron the section of material on and around the hole until the area is completely wrinkle free. Once cool, use your finger to bring together the excess pieces of string around the hole so that it is completely covered.
Prepare the repair
Remove your t-shirt from the ironing board, then cover it with a piece of parchment paper—this will ensure that nothing sticks to the surface! Replace the tee, then take a 1-inch square of fusible bonding web and set it over the damaged area, followed by a slightly larger piece of cutaway stabilizer directly over it.
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