How to Fix Thread Snags

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Clothing Repair 317-845-9077

We’ve all been there; excited to wear your brand new, beautiful blouse or sweater, only to catch it on something sharp as soon as you walk out the door! Thread snags, although so small, are enormously frustrating to deal with. Fortunately, there is an easy way to take care of a snagged thread, and it only takes a few minutes of your time. So next time you have on a fantastic outfit, you don’t have to worry about those sharp corners, jagged edges, and prickly objects anymore! Continue reading to learn a helpful technique for repairing thread snags in a jiffy.

Snag-Prone Fabrics

When you are wearing certain fabrics that are more prone to thread frays, such as silks, satins, open-weaves, knits, and chiffon, it is best to be extra cautious. Jewelry, purses, sunglasses, and other accessories of yours can catch these threads and unravel them. However, no matter how careful you are, thread snags are bound to happen sometimes. And when they do, all you need is a simple needle and thread duo, and a pair of scissors to remedy the problem.

Snag Repair

You never want to cut a snagged thread because it will only make it unravel further and cause more damage. Instead, follow these instructions for the best results:

❶ Thread your needle. And you don’t even have to knot it at the end!

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❷ Insert your needle and thread through the loop of the snag, and pull it through until the end of the thread is close to the snag. Then tie a knot to the loop of the snag.

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Indianapolis Clothing Repair 317-845-9077


❸ Using your scissors, cut off any excess thread that hangs after the knot.

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Indianapolis Clothing Repair 317-845-9077


❹ Insert the needle at the base of the snag loop. Be sure to get as close to the base as possible to blend it in with the rest of the fabric.

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Indianapolis Clothing Repair 317-845-9077


❺ Then pull the needle through the fabric, and out through the inside of the garment. The snag should disappear on the outside! From here, you can either untie the knot in the thread, or you can just trim the thread with your scissors. Just be sure to not cut the loop or you will undo your work.

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