Return to the Sewing Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Hole in polyester shell

Posted by davestexas (My Page) on
Fri, May 11, 12 at 18:51

This is prolly the wrong place to ask, but do not see a better place, so please bear with me:

Yesterday I wore my rain jacket for the first time in a year or maybe more. Outer shell is polyester and I noticed a small 1/4" size hole in it. Color of shell is dark blue. How can I fix/repair this hole? Would a Hobby Lobby or similar place have something like an iron-on tape for this type repair? Better advice on this fix? Thank you, I appreciate all help.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Hole in polyester shell

I'd be afraid an iron would melt the jacket fabric. You could sew on a small embroidery patch, depending on where the hole is. Maybe scatter several tiny flower patches in a decorative arrangement. Another thought is to use fabric glue, maybe there is a place you could trim a tiny piece off a seam allowance and slide it into the hole, then glue it. Good luck!


 o
RE: Hole in polyester shell

If you have a small scrap of the fabric, you can use a fabric glue and put it on from the inside. If you use a teflon sheet you can press it without melting the fabric. But don't go very hot with the iron temperature.


 o
RE: Hole in polyester shell

Thank you Kim. Thank you Laura. Fabric glue..hmmm, didn't know there was such a glue. Well I'll find some of that and follow the advice. I very-much appreciate the help. Thanks


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Sewing Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here