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Topic: HELP! Winter coat torn, best way to fix?  (Read 4677 times)
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« on: January 31, 2011 08:22:50 PM »

Fellow crafsters, I need your help! It's not so much sewing as fixing.
The outer layer of my coat got torn today (that part was 100% polyester, the shiny type)

I'm wondering what would be the best way to fix this?
A patch? sewing? glue? sewing then glue? varnish???

Thanks in advance!
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011 09:25:17 PM »

I would go with a vinyl patch kit made for dashboards and auto upholstery. It can be powdered for a matte finish (if you buy that kind of kit), and you will never see it. And it is flexible and washable.

If you don't care if it shows? Than a flexible caulking in clear (like the bathtub seal/silicone kind). It will show up like a shiney spot, but won't be too noticable.

Stitching on the grain/crossgrain like that will not work with a woven (and especially anything nylon or poly)...think of frayed jeans, or pantyhose... it will keep splitting out at the stitch spots.

Or, you could put patches all over (including the spot you wish to cover), and make the jacket look like it was designed that way, but that is a lot of work.

Or go with a contrast silver thread, and make it look like "Frankenstein" stitch work, to hold the tear in place (stabalize the underside with random "staple" stitches), and then add some extras around the jacket, to fill in a few spots and make that look planned.

Just my first thoughts. It isn't a big rip. I would just vinyl repair it and keep the kit for the next "ding" I gave the jacket.  Grin I live in the woods, and am hard on my clothes.

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011 07:04:40 AM »

Thanks a bunch! I think I'll go for the vynil patch Smiley *Off to find one*
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018 09:32:48 PM »


I also faced similar type of problem. I'm using faux leather jacket and some days ago, it required pleather repair. Therefore, I researched online many blogs and articles regarding this. Than, many people suggest me fix peeling faux leather jacket. And after this, I solved my problem. You should to try this once, surely you get best solution from this. Thanks.
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