How to repair a cut in fabric | Bub Hub
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    4,222
    Thanks
    894
    Thanked
    3,218
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default How to repair a cut in fabric

    My DD has just started kindergarten and came home yesterday with a 2cm scissor snip in the front of her uniform!! It's only 2 weeks old!

    How can I fix it?

    I know I can get repair patches, but I've used them in the past and they always wash off after just a couple of washes! Maybe I'm doing something wrong?

    Help please!

    TIA!

  2. #2
    BH-KatiesMum's Avatar
    BH-KatiesMum is offline Community Manager
    Winner 2008 - The most optimistic poster
    Winner 2014 - Most Helpful Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    22,324
    Thanks
    5,279
    Thanked
    5,714
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Past Moderator
    200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a week
    have you got a sewing machine?

    if the cut is simply a straight cut, you should be able to just zigzag over it a few times to mend it. If its a hole, you will need to get a small peice of fabric and put over the back of the hole, and then basically just zigzag over the whole area a few times to cover the hole/patch fabric.

    you will see the stitching, but it will repair it and hold up with washing etc.

    Alternatively, if your child is older and 'it looks really bad Mum' .... you can buy special bond stuff (powder that you iron) that will bond with the fabric and do invisible repairs ... but I have never had much luck with it.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to BH-KatiesMum For This Useful Post:

    CMF  (17-02-2011)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    perth SOR
    Posts
    2,265
    Thanks
    50
    Thanked
    199
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    With little kids clothes you could also sew a applique over the cut like teddy bear or balloons to cover it if the sewing is going to show.

  5. #4
    BH-KatiesMum's Avatar
    BH-KatiesMum is offline Community Manager
    Winner 2008 - The most optimistic poster
    Winner 2014 - Most Helpful Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    22,324
    Thanks
    5,279
    Thanked
    5,714
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Past Moderator
    200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by lulu 2 View Post
    With little kids clothes you could also sew a applique over the cut to cover it if the sewing is going to show.
    yep - done that before

    not for school uniforms though

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    4,222
    Thanks
    894
    Thanked
    3,218
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Nup not a straight cut- it's one of those kinda triangular cuts... like this... >
    So if I tried to sew it I imagine it would pucker and go all silly.

    And yes it's uniform so no option for a cute little teddy applique on it LOL, though I've done that with casual clothes.

    But OMG Katiesmum.... I have just been out this morning searching everywhere for that powder stuff to try.... everyone looked at me as if I'd a weirdo, so I came home, googled, couldn't find anything.... I thought I must have been going crazy!! I am SO relieved someone else has heard of it! Do you remember what it was called? But then you say you haven't had much luck with it?... so maybe I just shouldn't bother with it....

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    917
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    30
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    could you iron on a piece of interfacing to the reverse, then sew it up? might help stop it puckering.

  8. #7
    BH-KatiesMum's Avatar
    BH-KatiesMum is offline Community Manager
    Winner 2008 - The most optimistic poster
    Winner 2014 - Most Helpful Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    22,324
    Thanks
    5,279
    Thanked
    5,714
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Past Moderator
    200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a week
    the bonding stuff I had was similar to this

    I was using it for hemming some tricky to sew things ... and it didnt work that well on the fabric that I had - but I never used it to repair tears or rips, though I understand its great for it.

    I got it at a craft fair ......

    But as bubbleandme suggests - if you iron on some interfacing on the back, it wont pucker or scrunch the fabric and you will be able to darn it.


 

Similar Threads

  1. hernia repair during a C/S
    By Cocco in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30-09-2012, 12:27
  2. Barrier repair cream
    By Aleen84 in forum Beauty
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-05-2012, 10:26
  3. Perineal repair
    By Sevven in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-03-2012, 17:37

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Free weekly newsletters | Sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
LCF Fun Languages Australia
Your chance to win the perfect tool to help you reinforce your child's language learning at home with our unique online learning resource, Babelzone! Enrol and pay online for any Term 4 Fun Languages club in Australia by Monday 10th October 2017.
Visit our website to enrol and find out how to enter
featured supporter
Einsteinz Music
Fun & interactive music classes!
Classes are taught by professional musicians! Children are taught the fundamentals of music: beat, pitch, rhythm and tempo through hands-on experience. Click for more details!!!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!