How to Repair Holes in Cashmere Sweater

A cashmere sweater is one of the most luxurious and rare clothing that you can own. So having your favorite cashmere sweater damaged with a hole from a moth or any other reason is a nightmare. Washing and caring for cashmere requires delicateness and concentration, and it is the same when it comes to repairing holes. But once you have learned how to properly care for your cashmere and repair your cashmere when needed, it is a life-long skill that will save a lot of stress, time, and money.

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There are several different ways to repair a hole in cashmere, mostly depending on the contents of the material of your sweater. I will explain it as easy and simple as possible for you to follow through so that you won’t struggle. Plus, I have added some videos that will make it even more clear for you to understand.

How to mend/sew the hole

To mend or sew the hole in your cashmere, first, you will need a matching yarn and embroidery needle. Some cashmere products come with a bit of yarn in case of damage, and if that’s not the case, you can go to a store to purchase a matching yarn. Bringing your sweater will you help get the same or closer colored yarn.

Flip the sweater inside out. Then place your sweater on a flat surface. It could be an ironing board, table, or some people even use a Champagne cork. Thread your embroidery needle with yarn, but do not tie a knot at the end. (you will tie the two knots at the end) Run the needle through the knit loops carefully and pull the yarn gently. To explain simply, you are mending/sewing in two directions, the second one going over the first one. Once you finish going over the hole, gently pull and tie the two ends together) To clear any confusion, watch the video below:

Different methods

Here is a different method of repairing the hole in your sweater by using a Fuse It Powder. It was also new to me as I’ve accidentally found this video and thought it was another useful and easy method to repair your sweater.

Or if you are worried that you might not be able to repair the hole, then you can contact a professional to get it mended. Just make sure that you get it repaired as soon as possible because the hole might get bigger over time.

It helps to spray and/or steam the cashmere sweater after you have repaired the hole. Read my article about how to properly wash and care for your cashmere to prevent further damage. Overall, all the methods above require no previous experience or skill which means anyone can do it with careful concentration and patience.

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