How to Mend Holes in Sweaters – The Easy Way

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Now the fall is coming, and it’s time get our cozy sweaters out! But wait a minute, what is that?! A hole?! Maybe because you wore it too often, maybe you didn’t store it well, somehow a hole shows up in your favorite knitwear. Now you’re caught in the dilemma: to continue wearing it, the hole is not nice there, not to mention it might just grow bigger and bigger if left untreated; to throw it away, it sounds wasteful, especially when the whole piece is still intact. Then you start to think about how to mend it so you can go on wearing it – the sustainable way!

I believe a lot of us have experienced the above situation. I know there are professional knitters who can really do a great job by knitting the hole back together with similar pattern and similar threads, which will totally rescue the damaged knitwear. However, they’re not available everywhere. At least I’ve never seen one in Stockholm, where I live. This problem remained until one day I bumped into Woolfiller. It’s a super simple and easy way to mend your knitwear and anyone without knitting experience can do that. Here I will show you how.

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Here are a few before and after pictures, where I mended the small hole in the sleeve, around the neck (I know I know, the color doesn’t match as I didn’t have brown one, so I used a brownish gray color instead), near the sleeve opening. They are visible when you get close, of course, but from afar it blends pretty well with the rest of the fabric.

Of course, the Woolfiller doesn’t have to act only as a mending kit, as I said above, you can totally use it to create new patterns on your knitwear. Perhaps you can design some nice patterned stencil to prick the fiber into. This idea would work particularly well with bigger holes as well, and you can even choose a contrast color, then the patch is a piece of decoration instead of mending patch. I might try it out in the future. 😉

So, why don’t you get a pack of Woolfiller and tell me what you think?

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Post done in collaboration with Woolfiller. Samples were provided by the brand but opinions are my own.

Happy to hear from you, any thoughts?