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    Default Thoughts on repairing a hole in bib-tights.

    I took a spill the other day that resulted in a hole the size of the tip of my pinky finger in the knee of my bib-tights. The tights are comprised of that roubaix fleece material. Seems to me the hole is small enough to simply stitch closed but I'm worried about further tearing. On the other hand a patch would compromise the material's stretching ability in a critical area, the knee. I have no experience repairing lycra like material so I defer to your collective wisdom.

    What say ye salonistas?

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    Default Re: Thoughts on repairing a hole in bib-tights.

    Mend things, darn it...

    Kidding aside, a good seamstress can darn it with a stitch pattern that will move with the material. Too much disposable stuff already.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on repairing a hole in bib-tights.

    another hole? darn darn darn.

    i have a swiftwick sock to be repaired myself, but wool is a hole nuther subject yes.

    i've had lycra tears fixed and even a full alteration of a kit by me own mom. i have no idea how she does it, but it can be done!






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    Default Re: Thoughts on repairing a hole in bib-tights.

    I just sew the hole shut, large or small, with my crude but functional sewing ability. Sure you lose a bunch of flexibility local to the repair, but it lets me keep using them for another year or two without my ass hanging out, until they are worn enough to toss.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on repairing a hole in bib-tights.

    Put a patch on it. I devoted an old pair of shorts to making patches for other items. . . even with rudimentary skills (i.e. someone like me) you just run through the patch in a number of directions and it will stabilize the tear.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on repairing a hole in bib-tights.

    http://www.mountainsoles.com/

    Happy customer. I had them re-stitch the chamois in a favorite pair of bibs for 20 bucks.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on repairing a hole in bib-tights.

    Quote Originally Posted by justinf View Post
    Put a patch on it. I devoted an old pair of shorts to making patches for other items. . . even with rudimentary skills (i.e. someone like me) you just run through the patch in a number of directions and it will stabilize the tear.
    Great idea.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on repairing a hole in bib-tights.

    I've done it on bib knickers, knee warmers, and leg warmers, all around the knee, with regular black cotton thread. The stitches are crude, but they haven't come out and nothing has torn. There are a few video how-tos you can find online, and it doesn't take more than 5 minutes once you've got the hang of it.

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