Pulled thread/snag on jacket - advice?

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  1. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Just noticed that I have a little pull right next to my cuff on a jacket. I am wearing it all day today... how do I fix this? Should I cut it (I am guessing no)? How do I work it back into the jacket, if at all?
     
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    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    Look in your local directory for a place that offers (invisible) reweaving. I believe there was a place here that was famous for that; don't know if it's still around, it's one of those skills that tends to disappear with the passage of time.
     
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    DON'T CUT IT!!!

    Is it a loose thread with an end or is it a loop? If the latter, you can probably pull it back through. Very gently push and prod threads in the surrounding weave with a needle to figure out which one is connected to the one that is loose. When you find it, you should be able to pull back on the loose thread so that it evens out.
     
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    DON'T CUT IT!!!

    Is it a loose thread with an end or is it a loop? If the latter, you can probably pull it back through. Very gently push and prod threads in the surrounding weave with a needle to figure out which one is connected to the one that is loose. When you find it, you should be able to pull back on the loose thread so that it evens out.


    nice. ive seen these loop ends pulled, and on one of my jackets there is one. but i cant find a 'run' that should be apparent by the fact that there is a pull.

    i also have a pull where the end is sort of like a puft, qtip texture end to the loose thread. can i cut these off?
     
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    Guy takes until 2:30 or so to actually show how to do it, but this is how you can fix a pulled loop:
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    TIP: to embed Youtube clips, put only the encoded part of the Youtube URL, e.g. eBGIQ7ZuuiU between the tags. If you don't have a needle threader just make a loop of thread through the eye of the needle. I'm not going to explain how right now but you can probably figure out how to run the needle so you don't have to pull it through to the back side of the fabric (just go down near the pull and back up 1/2" away or so). Otherwise you might be pulling the pull through the lining.
     
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    I watched an SR tailor in person take care of this as follows on the wool fabric of a jacket:

    1. Get a fairly large gauge needle and thread it with the thickest thread that you have. Button thread is good...about six inches.

    2. You simply pass the needle and thread from the exterior where the pull is into the fabric and then out. Do this repeatedly and, the pull will be, uhm, pulled into the fabric after a few tries. Thicker thread in the needle speeds this.

    This technique works for both loose threads and the little nubbins that sho'nuff descibes based on the times that I have tried it myself. It works so quickly that just doing it yourself is more efficient than taking it in somewhere, although that is also a perfectly reasonable approach.

    Cutting any pull is an invitation to a game over experience.


    - B
     
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    Guy takes until 2:30 or so to actually show how to do it, but this is how you can fix a pulled loop:
    IMPORTANT NOTICE: No media files are hosted on these forums. By clicking the link below you agree to view content from an external website. We can not be held responsible for the suitability or legality of this material. If the video does not play, wait a minute or try again later. I AGREE

    TIP: to embed Youtube clips, put only the encoded part of the Youtube URL, e.g. eBGIQ7ZuuiU between the tags. If you don't have a needle threader just make a loop of thread through the eye of the needle. I'm not going to explain how right now but you can probably figure out how to run the needle so you don't have to pull it through to the back side of the fabric (just go down near the pull and back up 1/2" away or so). Otherwise you might be pulling the pull through the lining.

    Link does not load Can you post the actual link please? Thanks.
     
  10. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Thanks guys.

    If I am unsuccessful, I'll just have my tailor do it. I need to pay him a visit anyway.
     
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    Awesome, J. Best part - guy shows his hairy gut after lifting up his shirt, "Sorry, this is not a porno."
     
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