Helpful advice again!?


Ok working on my son's blanket and on one side has a pretty Large size shredded hole,but not through the bedding!!! I need to figure out how to mend it for him,but with bare minimum sewing pls!! What I've been doing since the hole blanket is pretty much detached from the bedding I been taking thick thread and tying little knots throughout the boarders & middle of the blanket kinda like what done with quilting!!! So since like I said on top side of this blanket has such a huge shredded hole. Was thinking take one of my son's old TOP sheet's and add it over the hole top side of his blanket.

So how should I properly do this project? I can hand sew alittle and comes out crappy,but it's ok if this project doesn't look the Greatest. Just as long as it stays in tack and fuctionable !!!

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jul 27, 2020

    First, use a product called Fray Check. It's thin & watery but has a glue component. This will stop further fraying of the material. You could use iron on patches if they hole isn't larger than a patch but your sheet idea is neat. You might take 2 sheets and sew them together like a pillowcase, 3 sides. Then you could slip the blanket inside and either stitch or velcro close.

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    • Heather Heather on Aug 02, 2020

      So do that fusible web this and then hem the hole edges !? Is that what ur saying?

  • Em Em on Jul 27, 2020

    Cut out a heart or circle or square of material that matches in color from an old shirt, jeans what ever you have that is big enough to cover the hole PLUS enough to fold under to make a seam allowance 1/4 to 1/2". Tuck under the edge and lightly stitch so the raw edge will be underneath. Pin the piece to cover the hole and stitch over the hole. Add a few french knots to the edges or if the hole is larger stitch a few rows crossing or diagonal across the patch. All easy handstitching. You can also stitch around the hole before adding the patch to keep it from unraveling further.

  • Janice Janice on Jul 27, 2020

    You can use a method called "applique" to cover the hole on the one side of the blanket. You can likely find an "iron-on" applique in a fabric store or make your own by cutting fabric into a shape you want and then applying it to the blanket using an a abric glue.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Jul 27, 2020

    All great ideas, above.

    One of my “tools” in my sewing box is “stitch witch” or fabric glue. It dries clear and will take being washed.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jul 27, 2020

    Hi Heather: One thing you can do is to make a patch larger than the hole out of whatever material you want, about 3 inches larger than the hole. Fold and hem it all around the edges. Then, get some flexible double sided iron on interfacing (it's sold by the yard, but you can buy less) and, following the directions, iron it to the patch you made. Then, remove the paper from the other side of the interfacing and iron the patch to the blanket, following the instructions. That should do it for you. Good luck

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Feb 25, 2021

    You could always use a large iron on patch to fix the hole.

  • Dee Dee on Mar 03, 2021

    I would buy some applique patches from Joanns, or Hobby Lobby and either sew or iron them on. You can get them in all sorts of decorative patches. Trucks, planes, cars etc.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 11, 2021


    Why not cover the underside of the hole with a scrap of fabric your son might like and then sew it in place around the hole on the right side, so it's a bit like a peep hole.