How to Fix a Tear in Nylon Jacket


Nylon jackets are cheap, lightweight, and perfect for when the weather is a little unpredictable. If you’re searching for a new jacket, if you only need it once or twice a year, or if you want to add one to your work wardrobe, then there’s no reason not to buy one. But what happens when they rip? A tear in a nylon jacket can be frustrating, but don’t worry – you have options for fixing it.

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How to Fix a Tear in Nylon Jacket

How to Fix a Tear in Nylon Jacket

Materials Needed

Nylon Jacket that needs repairing tissue paper, safety pin, straight pins, scissors, match, and stove.

Option 1: Fix the tear with tissue paper and a safety pin

-Take two pieces of tissue paper and lay them over the hole, so they overlap slightly

-Take a safety pin, open it and stick it through one piece of tissue paper where the tear is. The goal is to have two layers of tissue paper around the pin with no tears or rips in either layer.

-Place a straight pin through each side of the safety pin, so you have one pin sticking out of each side

-Turn the safety pin so that both pins are facing outward away from the tear. The tissue paper should be between them but not touching either side of the safety pin

-Once your pins are in place, push down on the middle, so it pushes the tip of the straight pins together where they meet on either side of the safety pin. It would help if you had a sandwich effect with the tissue paper in between each straight pin but not touching either side of it

-Firmly hold down on the straight pins while pulling your jacket towards you so that it gathers around the safety pin and forms a small ball. Keep pushing down on the middle of the safety pin to keep the tissue paper on one side of it, but not touching either straight pin on either side of it

-Once you have a small ball at the end of your safety pin, carefully hold onto both sides of the safety pin so that no tissue paper unfolds.

-Carefully cut off each sharp end of the safety pin with scissors while still holding onto each side

-Once you’ve cut off both straight pin ends, carefully pull them out and make sure that no tissue paper has come undone. The ball should be at the end of your safety pin, and it will hold itself to your garment thanks to all of the layers in between

-Stick a safety pin or a straight pin through the fabric you want to attach the ball to so that it’s less likely to come undone. If you have a tear in your garment, stuff tissue paper underneath it before attaching the ball

-Remove excess pieces of tissue paper from around the safety pin and ball by carefully pulling them out one at a time

How do you repair a tear in a nylon jacket

Option 2: Fix the tear with a match. 

-Take a match and break it in half, so you have two matches with one head on each side

-Stick both matches through the hole of your garment where the tear is, making sure that you go through both layers of fabric

-Firmly hold down on both sides of the match, so it doesn’t move or come undone

-Take the third match and break it in half with your hands.

-Stick the two halves of the broken match through both sides of one head on your first two matches

-Firmly hold down on all three sides, making sure that it holds itself together. If it doesn’t hold itself together, add tissue paper underneath the match, so it does

-Stick a straight pin through the fabric of your garment where you want to attach the ball and remove excess pieces of tissue paper from around your matches with tweezers

Option 3: Fix the tear with a stove. 

-Place a pot or pan on your stove to warm up

-Turn it to a medium heat setting

-Once the water boils, turn off the stove and take a spoonful of boiling water out to cool in a ceramic dish or bowl, so you don’t burn yourself

-Take two pieces of tissue paper and lay them over the hole, so they overlap slightly

-Place the dish of boiling water on top of one layer of tissue paper so that the bottom half is submerged in water

-Firmly hold down on both sides of your tissue paper with your fingers. The pot will act as a temporary iron for your garment, and the heat will make your tissue paper stick together

-Take the dish of boiling water off, take out the tissue paper, and place another two layers on top of your first layer. The second layer should be perpendicular to the first one

-Put your bowl back on, firmly hold down on both sides, and let it sit for 5 minutes

-Firmly hold onto all three sides. If it doesn’t hold itself together, carefully add tissue paper underneath the dish so that it does

-Stick a straight pin through the fabric of your garment where you want to attach the ball and remove excess pieces of tissue paper from around your matches with tweezers.

Option 4: Fix the tear with an iron.

-Turn on your iron to the setting for silk or wool (depending on your fabric)

-Place two pieces of tissue paper over the hole in your garment where the tear is, making sure that they overlap slightly

-Place a piece of parchment paper inside of your garment that covers both layers of fabric

-Firmly hold down on both sides of your tissue paper with your fingers

-Turn on the iron to medium heat and let it sit for 10 minutes. If you have a steam setting, turn it on without pointing at the areas where your matches are so that you don’t get water on them

-Firmly hold onto all three sides. If it doesn’t hold itself together, carefully add tissue paper underneath the parchment paper so that it does

-Stick a straight pin through the fabric of your garment where you want to attach the ball and remove excess pieces of tissue paper from around your matches with tweezers

Conclusion:

This concludes our article about how to fix a tear in a nylon jacket. We hope you enjoyed it and learned a thing or two!

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