How to repair a moth hole or burns in wool

How to repair a moth hole or burns in wool

Please check that the garment is clean before you commence your repair.

Always use greaseproof/silicone paper on both sides of the repair where possible.

Alternatively you can use ordinary writing paper if the fabric is not delicate.

Place your paper onto an ironing board. Turn the garment inside out.

Trim away any burnt edges.

If woollen, snip a strand of wool to match the repair area into tiny pieces of fluff, mix with a few granules of Supermend and fill the hole. Alternatively, CHEAT. Use a ball of knitting or tapestry thread of the same colour, instead and do the same.

Sprinkle the Supermend over the top of your work, covering a slightly larger circumference area.

Place a backing patch on top of the powder. Hold down with fingers and blow away any excess powder.

Cut the backing patch a bit bigger than the repair.

Some tips on backing patches. You are going to make your own from a fabric with a similar texture to the one you are repairing. The reason for this is to keep your fabric repair soft. It does not have to be from the same fabric that you are repairing. You could use an old piece of handkerchief / bed sheet etc, For fine wools /fabrics use tights, net curtains, netting or a fine nylon fabric.

Now simply put your paper over the top and press with a full cotton temperature iron. If it is a fine fabric, use three to four layers of greaseproof/silicone paper on both sides. This will enables the safe use of a linen/cotton temperature setting.

Supermend will melt to fix all the fibres together and the job is done.

All effective repairs can be washed boiled and dry-cleaned, over and over again.