How to Repair Suit Pants

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Mend your ripped seams with a needle and thread.
Mend your ripped seams with a needle and thread. (Image: Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Did you get up from the table while out to lunch with colleagues only to discover that your trousers were literally bursting at the seams? Fortunately, suit pants that have loosened or ripped at the seam or belt loop can be fairly easily repaired. All you need is a needle and thread. If your pants have ripped in another area, you may want to take them to a professional tailor to mend.

Things You'll Need

  • Needle
  • Thread matching color of suit pants

Cut a long piece of thread about three times the length of the rip in your pants seam. Guide it through the eye of your needle.

Turn your pants inside out and pinch the ripped seam fabric together so it lines up with the portion that is not ripped.

Thread the needle through the pant fabric at the base of the ripped seam, and pull it until there is about two inches of thread hanging from the needle insertion point.

Move your needle up slightly above the level of your initial stitch, and push it back through the seam from the opposite direction.

Repeat Steps 3 and 4 in a back and forth motion, making sure you pull the thread taut at the end of each stitch.

Knot the end of the thread at the base of the last stitch made at the top of the ripped seam. Cut your thread.

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