Fix a Hole in a Sweater With This Hack

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Oh no! You've snagged your favorite sweater, and now there's a rip! What do you do? Do you have to give it away or – even worse – throw it away? Nope. We're here to show you that fixing a hole or a rip in a sweater doesn't have to be as intimidating as it sounds. You can save that sweater and wear it for years to come with this simple trick. All you need is a needle, some coordinating thread and a couple of minutes to make that sweater good as new again.

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Image Credit: Beth Huntington

Step 1

Thread a needle with thread that matches your sweater. Knot the end of the thread.

Tip

Use coordinating thread to conceal the stitches. Contrasting thread was used here for demonstration purposes.

Image Credit: Beth Huntington

Step 2

Run the needle and thread up through a sweater stitch at the bottom of the rip. Tuck the knot inside so it's not visible.

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Image Credit: Beth Huntington
Image Credit: Beth Huntington

Step 3

Bring the needle and thread across the rip to the other side and run it up through a sweater stitch on that side. Pull the thread gently so it lays flat across the rip. Don't pull the thread too tightly; you should be able to see it across the rip.

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Image Credit: Beth Huntington
Image Credit: Beth Huntington

Step 4

Continue bringing the needle and thread back and forth across the rip and through a sweater stitch. Pull the thread gently.

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Image Credit: Beth Huntington
Image Credit: Beth Huntington
Image Credit: Beth Huntington

Step 5

When you get to the end of the rip, pull gently on the thread until the stitches disappear into the sweater.

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Image Credit: Beth Huntington
Image Credit: Beth Huntington
Image Credit: Beth Huntington
Image Credit: Beth Huntington
Image Credit: Beth Huntington
Image Credit: Beth Huntington

Step 6

Attach the thread to the end by tying a knot and then snip off the extra thread.

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Your sweater is as good as new!

Image Credit: Beth Huntington

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