Shannon here. I’ve become quite addicted (once again) to thrift store shopping, particularly for vintage Pyrex (a new obsession) and clothing for myself.
I had forgotten how very enjoyable thrifting can be.
A few months ago, I was going through the racks and found a gorgeous, fuzzy, 100% merino sweater in oh, so Shannon colors – a limey green and a charcoal grey. The only problem was, there were wee holes all over it. The price was right, and I’m a crafty sort of gal, so I decided to get it anyway. I washed it, and it hung in my closet for a few weeks. Then, I assembled the tools to fix it, and I’m so happy with the results, I want to share with you all.
First of all, I would only really recommend this fix for something that has some fuzz to it. And, it’s not at all a perfect solution, so please don’t expect the fix to be unnoticeable. The photos aren’t great, as they are cellphone shots, taken while I was happily needle-felting and running after my littles, so forgive me for the quality.
In the first photo, you can see the kind of holes I was dealing with. Decent-sized holes, particularly considering the stitch gauge of the sweater.
In the photo below, you can see a used-to-be-hole on the left and a hole on the right.