How to Sew a Rip
Until your favourite shirt has a rip or tear, the chances are that you probably won’t have considered how to sew a hole with a needle and thread. The good news is that a rip doesn’t have to consign a good shirt to the dustbin. Just follow these tips on how to sew a shirt by hand:
- Follow the needlework preparation from the how to sew a button section.
- Turn the shirt inside out, then sew a backstitch as described above.
Obviously, larger rips can be more problematic – it might be worth considering a patch (if the design allows) or, if all else fails, ‘redesign’ the shirt entirely – if the rip is on the sleeve, for example, it might be possible to turn the garment into a short-sleeved shirt.
A lost button or ripped seam doesn’t mean the end for your favourite shirt. With these easy to follow hints and tips on how to sew a shirt, quality shirts can be restored to their former glory with a needle, some thread, and a little effort!