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« on: January 11, 2008 12:46:26 PM »

My boyfriend has a hoodie that he absolutely loves and wears all the time. The ribbed cuff is coming apart at the edge where it folds over and where it gets the most wear. Large holes have formed on both sleeves at the edge of the cuff. Anyways, I've patched his sweatshirt a couple of times and he thinks that I should be doing it again! I would love to heal his beloved sweatshirt but I have no idea how. I don't want the cuff's to lose their stretch, which they will if I just stitch them up. Does anyone have any ideas? I've seen knit interfacings before that are stretchy but as far as I know they don't make any that is double sided...

Thanks so much for any comments. I'm desperate!
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008 12:25:56 PM »

cut them off and sew on new ones?
you might lose some length, so just make the cuffs a bit longer.
you can use "rib knit", which is probably what they are made of now, but plain old knit works just as well, it's just slightly less stretchy.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2008 10:45:34 AM »

Thank you for the reply. When I asked him if I could just replace them he seemed a little abhorred. He falls madly in love with his hoodies and I don't think he wants to part with even a piece of it. Maybe I can talk him into it though, anything else I can think of is just not a practical solution!
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2008 08:31:49 PM »

Thank you for the reply. When I asked him if I could just replace them he seemed a little abhorred.

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