DIY Repairs

Keep your clothes in tip-top shape and looking fresh with simple DIY repairs and alterations.

Repairs & Alterations

Here are some common clothing repairs and alterations that you can do at home:

Stitching a hole

It’s best to stitch up holes in your clothes right away so they don’t get worse. Watch this how-to-video for complete directions.

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Replacing a drawstring

When the drawstring pulls out of your hoodie or sweatpants, it can be frustrating. Check out this how-to-video for a simple technique to get it back in place.

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Patching a hole

It’s best to patch up holes in your clothes right away so they don’t get worse. Watch this how-to-video for complete directions.

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Hemming pants

Jeans or pants too small or too big? A minor alteration can take the waist out or bring it in a few sizes. Learn to hem your pants by watching this how-to-video.

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Hemming a skirt

Just like shirts, a skirt or a dress can easily be shortened or lengthened with some minor alterations. Watch this video to learn how to hem a skirt.

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Darning a sock

There are few things more certain in life than the fact that socks develop holes overtime. Before you move on to the next pair, give your otherwise perfectly good socks a second life with our simple instructional video.

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Thank you to Metro Vancouver for the use of their instructional videos!

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