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Introducción

Fixing a hole in everyday garments is a necessity. Whether you are attached to your favorite blanket, simply do not want to spend money on another piece, or just love to do things yourself, mending a hole on worn fabric can be rewarding and add character.

This guide will show you how to fix fuzzy or thick blankets. The sewing process is slightly different than that of a thin-textured garment and care should be taken due to the nature of the fabric. This method will go over what tools are needed when repairing fleece blankets and give tips on how to not exaggerate the hole. The method is also intended for people who have little to no sewing experience.

  1. Pull the thread through the eye of the needle.
    • Pull the thread through the eye of the needle.

    • A good rule of thumb on how much thread to use is twice the size of the hole plus five inches for good measure.

    • Ensure there is 2 inches of thread going through the needle. This thread is used to tie off the knot at the end of the mend.

  2. Place the fabric on the darning mushroom with the hole at the top of the mushroom.
    • Place the fabric on the darning mushroom with the hole at the top of the mushroom.

    • Do not stretch the fabric. Stretching can distort the fabric edges permanently.

  3. Find a starting place for the stitch.
    • Find a starting place for the stitch.

    • A good place to start is at a sharp tear in the fabric.

    • Position the starting place so that it is furthest from you.

  4. Pull the needle from under the fabric through the top of the hole.
    • Pull the needle from under the fabric through the top of the hole.

    • Be sure that the stitch is not too close to the edge of the hole or else your stitch will come undone.

    • Also be sure that your stitch is not far away. This will make the mend more obvious.

  5. Moving the needle through the hole, pull the needle from under the fabric just under and to the left or right of the previous stitch.
    • Moving the needle through the hole, pull the needle from under the fabric just under and to the left or right of the previous stitch.

  6. Continue working the stitch until the hole is mended.
    • Continue working the stitch until the hole is mended.

  7. Using the remaining thread and the thread that exists at the start of the stitch, tie a square knot.
    • Using the remaining thread and the thread that exists at the start of the stitch, tie a square knot.

    • This ensures that the stitch will not come undone.

  8. Massage the knot so that it becomes uniform with the fabric.
    • Massage the knot so that it becomes uniform with the fabric.

    • Although fleece is thick, this will help the stitch blend in a little more.

Conclusión

After following these instructions, your blanket should be just as functional as when you first got it. The mend is not too noticeable with especially thicker blankets, but may be noticeable in your project. With time and practice, this process can be done quickly and efficiently. If you need to undo the stitching for whatever reason, use the fabric scissors to cut the knot and gently pull the stitching in reverse order.

Amber Paschall

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