So you ripped a hole in your favorite shirt. Whatever do you do? Throw it away? We think otherwise.


Let’s face it, your shirt will never look the exact same, but once you’ve accepted that, then we can brainstorm something that could quite possibly add more character to the shirt anyways. In addition, you gotta love the trends of things being intentionally distressed.

Take this shirt for example. There was a hole at the hem, likely from a belt, and well as a hole near the pocket, which also happens to be a major stress point. The customer was fine with the fact that the fix would be visible, so I backed the holes with scrap cotton, and did my decorative stitching jam, and there you have it!




Do you have an item that needs a little (or a lot of) help? After laundering or dry cleaning, give us a call to schedule an appointment at (202)567-7668 or email us at and we can help brainstorm!

Check out these other repairs from the Ginger Root Design team:

See how the delicate fabric in this vintage dress was saved

or this pair of jeans was given a longer life with some creative repairs

or this optical illusion button-down repair!

*Tailoring by appointment only, closed Wednesdays and Sundays.

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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