Clothes are Holes: How To Fix Different Types of Holes in Clothing

We’ve all felt the sting of a fresh rupture in one our most beloved garments. As Stanley Yelnats learns in Holes (a Toad favorite), “the first hole is the hardest.” But no matter how big or small, a hole doesn’t mean that your favorite wardrobe piece is forever relegated to laundry day and late night frozen yogurt runs (or worse - the landfill). If there was anything to learn from the wisdom of Sachar’s coming to age masterpiece, it’s to live in the moment and take each hole as it comes.

That’s why we’ve assembled this quick and easy video guide on how to repair a tear in fabric of all types:

How to fix a hole in a sweater elbow

How to fix a hole in the inner thigh of jeans

How to fix a big hole in a shirt

 How to fix a hole in leggings

 How to fix an iron burn hole

How to fix a hole in a sock

Because when you really think about it, “clothes are actually just holes."

 

And if you're looking for repairs that go well beyond holes, check out our how-to guide on sewing buttons, hemming pants by hand, and more.

We're all about whatever it takes to keep clothing out of the landfills. And if that means sending your clothes to someone else to repair, we're OK with that too. Learn more about how this works through our partnership with Renewal Workshop.