Don't get caught out

If you have ever been caught out with damaged clothing, such as broken zips or a dropped hem, you know that the experience can be challenging and inconvenient, and in some circumstances downright embarrassing! The good news is that there are ways to repair damaged clothing quickly and easily, without breaking the bank, which will allow you to avoid potentially awkward moments.

 Don’t Get Caught Out!

If you have ever been caught out with damaged clothing, such as broken zips or a dropped hem, you know that the experience can be challenging and inconvenient, and in some circumstances downright embarrassing! The good news is that there are ways to repair damaged clothing quickly and easily, without breaking the bank, which will allow you to avoid potentially awkward moments.

Fixing a snagged sweater

The look of a sweater or other knitwear can be ruined by a pulled thread, but it is not an irreversible catastrophe. The first thing you need to do is stop the buckling, as the snagged thread will have pulled the material that is around it out of shape. Stretch the sweater back into shape gently, and most of the yarn should go back into the sweater in the process. In the event that there is any loose thread left over, the solution is to pull the sweater inside out – and then pull on the thread again in reverse, trying to smooth out the snag. The thread can be pulled through to the following stitch with a blunt needle. You can then keep repeating the process, while dispersing any leftover thread along the row. Keep going until the snag is no longer visible, then get the thread back into position and use your hands out to smooth out your sweater.

Fixing a slack elastic waist

If the elastic waist on a skirt has become too slack, it can sometimes still be fixed. If it was an elasticised thread, it may not be worth the time and money needed to repair it. Alternatively, if that elastic is in a hemmed fabric casing, it can be replaced or tightened at The ZipYard at a very affordable price. Either way it makes sense to check the repair cost with us against the original cost, to find the most sensible option.