I didn't know where to post this, but have read many comments about the tiny holes in the front of thin tee shirts, mostly by the bottom of the shirt. None of my kids' or hubby's clothes are affected. I have a walk in closet and it has only happened since we moved here in 2003.
I never saw these holes in my former house. So how could it be the jean button or seat belt of my car, if it never happened until we moved into this house?
By Ltb3105 from Bedford, TX
Actually what is happening is that the material that they are making the clothes from now days is thinner than it used to be. This is starting to be very irritating now that 2 of my favorite shirts from Express has developed holes and my boyfriends Express Underwear. I have sewed up a few things but I'm very unhappy with this quality of cotton. It's one thing to have cute little light shirts but entirely unacceptable when you pay 50.00 for a shirt and it starts falling apart! That is what is happening. That's why all your experiments have the same outcome.
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What causes small holes in my shirts?
By tommy t from Youngsville, LA
Most likely they are caused from washing and drying them with clothing that have zippers.
If they are distributed randomly around the shirts, it could be some kind of insect nibbling on them. That would call for deep cleaning the dresser drawers and maybe adding some cedar chips.
If all the shirts have holes in the same area, such as near the waist, it could be pressure from a seat belt, clothing, snaps on jeans, buckles on belts, rough spot on a counter top edge.
Probably clothes moths or carpet beetles. They'll eat anything made of cloth.
I really believe that all the people that have posted here, do not have holes in their tops from Counter tops, seatbelts or wearing jeans. Think about it. Has this been going on your whole life? You have always worn seatbelts. My car is 9 years old and i have never had holes in my shirts. We moved here almost 2 years ago. NEVER had this problem in the old house. I have new tops but also old tops. Makes no difference, I get holes in some of the cotton ones. It does occur towards the bottom.
This is such a mystery! I've been dealing with this I'll say for the past 6or 7 years now! Tiny pin holes in the same identical area across the stomach area more to the right side of the shirt. I don't wear jeans all the time I wear a lot of exercise pants that do not have any zippers or snaps or belt buckles that would wear on these tops. Brand new top put on for the second time yesterday and by the end of the day....Wella what do you know !!! I look down and to my amazement in my new shirt more tiny holes. Also I've never in the past had this happen. I have old Gap shirts from years ago that have been worn and washed dozens of times and no holes.
But how do you know if you don't see insects?
I have the same problem. The tops are usually good quality but are soft cotton. I think it's either from the shirt rubbing on the button of my jeans or the seatbelt pressing the shirt onto the jacket zipper or jeans zipper,
The little holes in the washing machine during the spin cycle. The clothes go through and get stuck then we pull it out and it cuts the fabric
Same problem last few years since I got my front load washing machine. Hubby t-shirts also. Always same place. Front lower shirt.
CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO GET RID OF THEM please
The reason that you've been facing this problem for 6-7 years is that around 2010-2011 the quality of clothing from clothing suppliers has become worse. My solution to this problem is that I order the clothing from a bulk reseller so that I can choose the gauge of the material.
Yes, my problem is the same.... Pinholes in different areas of my tops hanging in my walkin closet. Not from the friction of rubbing against anything. I think some kind of mite or insect. Help!
I have reached this site because I have the same problem. 3 tiny holes in the front of my new & used tops that I have in my closet & in my drawers. I have had this problem for ? 6 years? and I have lived in this same house for 45 yrs. I am not doing anything different. If a washer was causing it, there would be a lot more & I would notice it out of the washer, not the closet/drawer. I have set off bombs to kill any insect that might be the cause. Now I am going to try some lavender spray next that someone suggested. Wish me luck!
None of these answers explains the holes which I am increasingly finding in the seats of my pants. They are in the pattern of a round hole about the size of a pencil eraser with a smaller hole next to it. Have also found similar holes in tops and even panties.
By Carolyn M.
I get them from cramming clothes into a drawer. Stuffing the drawer makes items catch between the drawer and cabinet causing a small hole or cut in the fabric. Sometimes the hole doesn't become apparent until after laundering. And I still do it. When will I ever learn?
When the holes in your t-shirt are near the top of your jeans, they may be caused by rubbing against metal buttons. This is a page about tiny holes in t-shirts.
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