Torn sleeve

A bad tear in a jacket sleeve, about 8" long.
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There are 2 issues
1. It's a 2 layer construction with no access to the inner side of the fabric
2. It's a very flimsy plasticy material, it looks like lining material.
So there's no way I can do the usual thing of ironing, stabilising and patching. I'm wondering what to do. Might it be possible to
1. insert very flimsy polythene to prevent adhesion between the layers
2. get it as flat as possible using little weights - I doubt the inner is ironable but will try ironing first
3. Use a cool iron to apply some sort of stabiliser or repair stuff externally
4. then hand sew a patch
?
Or are there better options? It's her favourite jacket.
NT
Reply to
tabbypurr
Actually, maybe there is. See if you cannot open the seam in the lining, that would grant access to the "wrong" side of the fashion fabric. Then try to apply some woven fusible to the wrong side (but
embroidery on the right side to cover the tear. Then whip-stitch the lining seam together by hand.
Yuck, in that case is it really worth repairing?
Beverly
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BEI Design
Maybe I could do that without opening it up. Lay the fusible down inside th e sleeve between the 2 layers, try to get the tear to lay flat on it then i ron. If I can get it to lie flat anyway.
that's a very real problem. The label has no info on what materials it's ma de from, and I do expect low melting point. Is there some fusible stuff tha t melts on a low iron? If not I suppose I could put some soft cloth inside and stablise it with wallpaper paste, that can be cool ironed to gradually dry it, stabilising the thing while it's hand sewn. But being plasticcy I'm not sure if the paste will stick it.
yes, a snake or a strip or similar would do that. I can likely get a bit of fabric of a colour that looks ok with it from a charity shop.
It's her favourite. I suspect it's not going to be doable, but want to get somewhere with it if I can. 3 issues in particular make it problematic - flimsy fabric that I doubt I can get to lay flat, and that will be an iss ue to sew - low melting point I expect plus the aggravating factor of poor access.
I wonder what I could do with latex glue? Sounds very bodgy :/
NT
Reply to
tabbypurr
Honestly, I think her favorite jacket is now history. I've never seen one repaired that you'd ever want to wear again. Maybe Santa can bring her another one that she can get attached to.
Reply to
ItsJoanNotJoann
In case my earlier cell phone post doesn't make it, here's a more elaborate form:
Is it just the sleeve lining? If so, I might just reline the sleeves with new fabric.
If, however, the issue is just needing a patch, there are a couple of products meant for the outdoor gear market that should work. The first is Tenacious Tape, and is not one I've ever used, but seems to be well thought of among my friends that have used it on tents and down jackets and the like. The other is K-tape,, aka Kenyon Repair Tape an older product I have used and found satisfactory. It comes in a lighter weight for ripstop nylon and a heavier taffeta. The drape is better on the ripstop form.
Both are self-adhesive, no heat needed, and just require a clean surface for good adhesion. REI and many other retailers carry both brands.
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Reply to
Kay Lancaster
Look up Tenacious Tape and K tape at rei.com These two products are self adhesive and designed for repair of thingd like tents, down jackets and raingear. No heat needed.
Reply to
Kay Lancaster
In the picture provided it did not appear to be the lining.
Great information.
Thanks, Kay!
Reply to
BEI Design
patching. I'm wondering what to do. Might it be possible to
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for good adhesion.
It's the outer cloth, so all very visible. It looks like lining, but is the outer layer like many modern jackets. Unfortunately none of those colours are anywhere remotely near, and I can't see them looking good at all even i f I miraculously managed to get the cloth to lie flat, which I just don't b elieve I can.
thanks everyone, I think it's talk to Santa time.
NT
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tabbypurr

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