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fixing shorts?(7 posts)

fixing shorts?moots
Sep 1, 2002 12:05 PM
Is is possible to repair small holes in shorts? I just tore my Santini bibs above my rear end/lower back. The hole is small, maybe 1/2" in diameter when wearing them. Any suggestions on the best way to salvage these shorts?

Thanks in advance,
I've done it....Dave Hickey
Sep 1, 2002 12:51 PM
I just used needle and black thread. It's held up all season.
Sep 1, 2002 4:05 PM
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Great stuffcarnageasada
Sep 1, 2002 4:28 PM
Thanks. I've been wondering about sewing up a pair of mine but didn't want to jab my finger thirty times for nothing.
re: fixing shorts?Breakfast
Sep 1, 2002 4:56 PM
For that small of a hole you could apply a masking tape backing and fill with either Shoe Goo or Seam Grip.

I've had experience with Shoe Goo on small lycra tears and am amazed at it's ease and simplicity for this kind of repair.
An offer you can't refuseCrankist
Sep 1, 2002 5:23 PM
Brought mine with similar problem to Guido, old-world
type neighborhood tailor. $4 hole. Looks perfect.
A patch is a badge of honor...cory
Sep 2, 2002 7:19 AM
...or something like that. Jeez, it's a hole in a piece of outdoor clothing. Sew it up.
Unless it's in a weight-bearing area of the shorts, I just take a needle and a piece of matching (or not) thread and sew up the holes. You have to start a half-inch or so back from the hole or the stitches will pull out. If you have access to a sewing machine (I took Grandma's when she died in 1974), you can just run back and forth over the spot until it's solid.