Well folks, we’ve all done it. In one swift motion you hear that sound and dread looking down because you know what you’re going to find, that dumb dumb dumb hole!! Argh! After you get a few swear words out of your system, then you quickly accelerate to the mourning phase. However you might not have to give up on that shirt because of one silly hole!


On this shirt, we have a slice that’s pretty obvious. Because of the texture, there’s no hiding a repair on this guy. So I got the ok by the client to back it with another fabric, and add a bit of decor stitching in a similar color.

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Easy enough right? It’s not invisible, but it sure does look cool.

Do you want to rescue you’re shirt so you don’t have to toss it? Give us a call to schedule an appointment at (202)567-7668 or email us at info@gingerrootdesign.com and we can help brainstorm!

*Tailoring by appointment only, closed Wednesdays and Sundays.

Check out these links to other repairs/reweavings we’ve done!

Customer Profile: Crazy Awesome Shirt Repair
Problem and Solution: The Hole-y Shirt
Denim Repair: Catch Small Holes Early
Denim Repair: Knee Blow-Out
Denim Repair: Colorful Stitching
Problem and Solution: Pocket Repair Part 1
Problem and Solution: Pocket Repair Part 2
Problem and Solution: Sweater with Holes
Customer Profile: Annette’s Skirt Reweaving

About the author

Kristen is one of the owners and founders of Ginger Root Design and ReVamp ReWear Design and Tailoring.

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