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Repairing Clothing Snags


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Repairing Clothing Snags - snag isolated against a paper towelKnit fabrics are very easily snagged. Here is an easy way to repair the snag using an unusual tool - a dental floss threader. Here we show the process on two men's shirts.

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Here the snag is isolated against a paper towel to see it more clearly. Repairing Clothing Snags - snag isolated against a paper towel

 

You can purchase the threaders at any pharmacy and larger grocery stores. Repairing Clothing Snags - plastic container of floss threaders

 

Insert the threader through the fabric, from the right side, next to the snag. Repairing Clothing Snags - inserting the floss threader through the fabric next to the snag

 

Pull it down and encircle the snag with the plastic threader loop. Repairing Clothing Snags - pull the loop down and catch the snag, encircling it with the threader and pull through

 

Pull the snag through to the wrong side of the fabric. No snag visible! Repairing Clothing Snags - snag has been pulled to the wrong side of the fabric

 

Have another shirt with a snag, such as this purple one? Repeat the process. Repairing Clothing Snags - repeat the process on other shirts, here on a woven purple one, insert threader

 
Repairing Clothing Snags - pushing threader through fabric next to the snag
 
Repairing Clothing Snags - repair complete
 

This is an easy process and the threaders last a long time.

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August 18, 20191 found this helpful

Using a small crochet hook works great too.

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August 18, 20190 found this helpful

They also make snag fixers or knit pickers as they are called also. I bought mine at Wal Mart and carry it in my purse.

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August 3, 20210 found this helpful

This is a great tip, I didnt know how to fix snags!

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