We like to think repairs can be like a badge of honour, because often repairs come from well loved clothes being worn a lot! Certainly at Prickly we are now even comparing hole sizes in our pre Prickly clothes to see who has the biggest.... Despite having sewing machines right beside us, we kinda like how our clothes are telling stories of adventure.
The two most common repairs SOS's calls....
Dammit! I’ve snagged a thread, what do I do?
It can be worrying when this happens but don’t worry! Think of this like a pair of curtains - the snagged area will look like they do when they’re open and all bunched up at the sides of the window. The solution is like closing them for a peaceful night’s sleep! Stretch the fabric to get a good view of the area and smooth out the bunches - massaging the area until the pulled thread goes back into place. If the issue still persists, get yourself a tool like a needle and work it back in that way.
I think I have a hole, yikes!
At times it's really difficult to avoid, even with cautious wear. But holes are not the end of the world for any garment. To repair a hole on any woven wool fabrics you have a couple of options.
We are all for the reuse and repair way of life, so if you have any questions around this that you think we could help with, then give us a shout any time.