How to Repair Stitch Marks in Satin

Satin is a very delicate fabric. It’s known for the opulence it gives clothing. Many designers opt for this material in formal wear use. Its beauty is hard to match. It is as delicate as it is gorgeous. Any seamstress must exercise caution when working with satin. A few stitch marks can ruin the entire piece. Here are a few steps that can be taken to mend any stitching done mistakingly. These corrections can make correcting satin fabric a breeze.


Things You’ll Need:

  • Clear patch repair kit
  • Scissors
  • Iron

Step 1

Place the satin that needs to be repaired on your workstation. Make sure there is nothing to snag your garment or material on your workstation surface.Use your fingers to find the natural grain of the satin. Your stitch marks may be small and difficult to see. Align the fibers the puncture marks from the stitching made in your fabric.

Step 2

You’ll need to prepare your repair materials. Cut your clear patch the same size as the area that needs to be repaired. Your needs may require you to purchase several repair kits. If you need to repair an entire side seam on your satin then you need extra repair materials. Manufacturers don’ retail large lengths, so you’ll have to compensate for that.

Step 3

Turn your clothing or fabric inside out. With the smooth side of your adhesive material on the inside of your clothing or fabric. Cover the area with the adhesive a press cloth, scrap fabric or towel. Do not skip this step. The cloth is a protection between your cloth or garment and hot iron. You’ll need it to begin the actual repair.

Step 4

Turn your iron on. Adjust the settings to the high mark. Some irons say ‘wool”. Allow the iron to heat. Place the hot iron on top of your protective cloth. Allow it to sit for approximately 15 seconds. Do not move the iron back and forth. This could case uneven sealing and bubbles. If the section you are repairing is long or large lift the iron and move to the next section. Make sure to overlap slightly so as to cover all areas.

Step 5

Turn your fabric over and repeat all the steps. Cover the outside of your garment or fabric with a  protective cloth. Iron that side for 15 seconds.

Step 6

If your markings are severe you can repeat this process. Check to the bond of your satin. The bond or weight of your fabric will determine how much time you should press the fabric to repair it. Heavier weights cause for longer pressing times when you are repairing.

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About the Author: Jason Prickett loves to write about home maintenance and stuff you can do yourself instead of hiring any professional. His step by step guides will assist you in completing your home maintenance tasks.

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