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So I cut a hole in my sweater...

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So I got a sweater in the mail today and as I was cutting through the soft packaging I accidentally cut about a 1 inch slit in the sweater too...have any of you had any luck salvaging a garment from an accident like this? I'm pretty upset at myself for this...
 

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darning it is one option (a way of repairing holes with needle and thread, maybe your grandmother knows how). you could also sew a patch on. either way it will always show, but the darning will show less. a patch, on the other hand, might look good.
 

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Darning (no idea it was called that) should work. I accidentially burned a hole with a cig on one of my sweaters and my mother was able to fix it pretty good.

But yeah, it will show. Depends on the type of the knit how much.
 

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thanks for the replies guys. the fabric is actually more like a thick thermal material, would darning still work?
 

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A looser knit will be easier to repair w/o it being as noticable fix... How bout posting a pic of the area on the sweater? Might be easier to give advice if people can see the prob.
 

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I'll maybe have to try putting up some pics after work. I called my tailor though and it sounded like they could do something about it. Might give that a shot.
 

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Cut it up some more and call it fashion.
 

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Great thread! I just had a similar problem today!

Found 2 holes in a fairly new cardigan. No idea how they got there. I have extra thread they included when I bought it, can I take that to my tailor? Will it look alright?

(holes are on the bottom cuffs)
 

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Send it back and say the sweater must have been placed too close to the tape and it's ALL THEIR FAULT!!!
 

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