How to repair small holes in a t-shirt made from really thin fabric.

14 comments · save · last comment by Petra E. over 6 years ago

A S.

A S.

United States

544 posts

Okay, so I recently bought this Hugo Boss t-shirt, and I fell in love with it. Unfortunately, my belt (the pyramid ones) ripped part of the shirt and made a bunch of holes in it so I got SO pissed. It cost me a lot and I paid for it with my money so it hurt me:(

The material is really thin so I have no idea of how to repair it. I don't want the holes to get bigger with washing or anything...

Does anybody know how to repair this shirt without making it look ugly? The holes are in the back so my mom suggested just sewing it with similar-looking thread, but that will look ugly, especially on this shirt:/

over 7 years ago

Robin H

Robin H.

United Kingdom

3231 posts

rip it some more and pretend it was intentional.

0 · August 13, 2010

Alice .

Alice ..

United Kingdom

748 posts

@Robin H.

This. I don't think it would be possible to repair.

0 · August 13, 2010

A S.

A S.

United States

544 posts

Yes, I think I'm going to do that or have my mom help me with it. Thank you:)

0 · August 13, 2010

A S.

A S.

United States

544 posts

It's at the bottom of the shirt though:/ It's not really visible but I don't want it to keep ripping since I love this shirt:x

0 · August 13, 2010

Charles Olivier W-M

Charles Olivier W.


657 posts

you could wear a cardigan over it

0 · August 25, 2010

Tatiana H.

Tatiana H.

United Kingdom

112 posts

i would say make sure you protect the edges of the hole before darning to make sure it doesn't fray... i think you can buy seam lock things that you paint on but you can just use clear nail varnish as well :)

0 · August 27, 2010

Milda S

Milda S.


313 posts

Yeah, I was going to say use seam sealer. It's kind of like clear nail polish, and it's what girls use when they have runs in their tights

0 · August 27, 2010

Allie M

Allie M.


19 posts

if the holes are small enough, you can use fuseable interfacing, it's a type of fabric that will iron to any other piece of fabric, you place this behind the hole, then gently position the fabric to close the hole, it still might rumple a bit, but it look better than a hole, and there won't be any stitching...I've used it to fix a few tees, and it worked awesomely, but the holes were only about a half centimetre. hopefully that helps!

0 · August 27, 2010

Shaquille Foronda

Shaquille F.

United States

8 posts

get your pyramid studded belt.
take the studs off.
attach them on your shirt where the holes are located.
now you have a studded tee.

0 · August 28, 2010

Petra Eigenwerk

Petra E.


83 posts

take any other colour of sewing thread, lay the t on top of each other and sew a straight seam not longer as the hole is
makes it trashy and honest not to hide the flaw

0 · October 26, 2011


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