How to Close Up Needle and Thread Holes in Fabrics

When you remove a seam, button and other thread from a garment, it can leave an unsightly needle and thread hole behind. But, thankfully, there is no need to leave the garment in such a condition. Read more to learn how easy it is to repair any garment with the following remedy.

Use a paper towel to blot a generous amount of white vinegar onto the area(s) of the garment that contains a needle and thread hole. The vinegar will cause the pores in the individual threads to open up. This will allow the threads to mesh together more easily.

Scrub the area vigorously with a soft bristle brush. Make sure to scrub every visible hole for a minimum of thirty seconds. This scrubbing action will help to tangle the fabric fibers over the hole.

Lay the area of the garment flat on an ironing board and cover with a piece of cloth. Bring the iron to a medium heat setting.

Thoroughly iron the area through the cloth. Turn the garment as needed and iron the affected areas. Be sure to iron inside as well as outside of the garment.