You don’t need anything fancy to fix a snag in clothing…just a needle and thread! Learn how to fix a snag in no time. I’ve used this simple trick on sweaters, dresses and even my son’s dress pants!
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Anyone else a magnet for clothing snags? I try to be careful and watch for rough edges on counters and tables, but somehow I still frequently end up with snags on my dresses and sweater. Years ago, I made the big mistake of just cutting a snag off. Be warned- don’t do it! You’ll only be left with a hole instead of a snag!
Thankfully, since then I’ve figured out a super easy way to fix snags in clothing using just a needle and some thread. This little trick has saved many pieces of my clothing over the years, and hopefully it will do the same for you!
How to Fix a Snag in Clothing Easily
1. Take a threaded needle and pull it through the middle of the snag.
2. Knot one end of the thread to the snag itself. (I often double knot just to keep it nice and secure.)
3. Find the base of the snag and pull the needle through there.
4. Flip clothing inside out and locate snag and thread. The tail of the thread might be caught in the hole as shown in the picture. Just gently pull it free.
5. Snip thread, leaving small tails. Do NOT snip the snag since that would only cause a hole in your clothing!
(This picture is of the backside of the clothing after the thread was pulled through. The snag is still there obviously, but just on the underside of the fabric and not visible.)
6. Tada! Your snag is gone! At most, you might have a very slight indention as shown in this photo, but for myself, it has always been so minimal that it is pretty much not noticeable unless you look very closely.
And that’s how you easily fix snags in clothing! 🙂
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