How to Fix a Snag on a Towel

Remove rings, bracelets and watches before handling towels.
Remove rings, bracelets and watches before handling towels. (Image: Jupiterimages/ Images)

Towels of all sorts, including beach, hand and kitchen cloths, have a smooth surface but sometimes they can snag. If you've purchased a special set of holiday towels you don't have to toss them away just because you noticed a pulled section — you can fix it. In most cases, you can trim the fabric away in just a few seconds. Stopping a snag while it is minimal will save your linens from further damage. Save your favorite towels by checking them for snags occasionally during washing and drying.

Lay the towel on a flat, clean surface. Smooth out any wrinkles with your hands.

Locate the snag with your hand or find it visually. Move the open scissors over the snag as close to the towel as possible.

Snip away the snag cleanly. Re-examine the towel to verify that you've cut away the snag.


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