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SondraG
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Date: 12/13/12 5:53 PM

Working on some novelty boxers for a Christmas gift, I found two tiny holes in the fabric - right in the front of the boxers. The fabric is printed kona cotton from Spoonflower. The design is dark grey, but the reverse side is white-ish, and the white makes the holes more noticeable.

Any suggestions?

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Date: 12/13/12 5:55 PM

You can either mend the holes by stitching across them with black thread, or my all time favorite is to fuse a piece of fusible interfacing to the wrong side, then make tiny stitches to close the hole in the front.

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Date: 12/13/12 6:58 PM

I like the fusible interfacing route, that way the edges are more or less sealed. A knit fusible is soft and will give some stretch....

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Date: 12/13/12 7:23 PM

Miss Fairchild's trick with lightweight fusible which is then stitched over works very, very well. I even use that to mend the knees on busted-out jeans.

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Date: 12/14/12 7:47 AM

Thanks, I'll give it a try!

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Subject: Theres a hole in my fabric! Date: 12/14/12 11:49 AM

Start all over with another fabric. Or if you have coordinating fabric use that for the front.
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