Repairing a Hole in Chiffon Fabric?

November 3, 2019

Please how do you repair a chiffon top with a huge iron burn hole on it?



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I am sad to hear that you damaged your shirt.

There is really no good way to repair a chiffon top. The material is much too fragile and thin and any standard repair would stand out like a sore thumb, so to speak.

If you are artsy and want to create a statement piece, you could put pretty patches all over the top (maybe like flowers or other interesting shapes), but they would have to be a very thin material. This will add weight to the shirt and may alter how it drapes when you wear it.

I feel bad having to give a negative answer.

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This is very difficult to repair unless you have some of the same material as the one that has been burned. If you did then it is possible to take apart the garment, cut a new piece and sew it back in place.


Other than this the shirt is ruined and it can't be repaired.

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Does anybody have any suggestions on how to cover up a tiny hole in the chiffon overlay of a dress that I am supposed to be wearing at a wedding next week? Please help!

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Oh yikes! Sewing chiffon is never easy, and patching a hole is especially difficult!

However, if there is any kind of pleating, tucking, or lace on the overlay you can do a very small pleat, tuck, or lace motif 'applique' to cover the hole. If you are handy with needle and thread you can do this yourself using the pre-existing embellishments to guide your new one.


If not handy with a needle or if you've never sewn chiffon before, try to find a sewer friend or family member to help, but be sure they have sewn chiffon before. Chiffon 'runs' (ladders if in the UK) just like a stocking or tights leg - you really need to know what you're doing to have it come out right.

If you can find a pre-made applique that will look good, you can use a bit of fabric glue to attach the applique without having to touch a needle - best solution, trust me!

Have a look in a fabric store like Michael's, JoAnn, Hancock, Fabric World, or Hobby Lobby if in the US; if you aren't in the US and have no haberdashery shops in your town or within driving/bus distance, there are good sites online but you may have to spend quite a bit to get your applique and glue to you in time.

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