Thread: Save my shorts!
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Old 09-18-06, 10:58 AM
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A small hole? Under the chamois? Geeze, you young whippersnapper, get a needle and some black thread! Knot the thread and start sewing leeeetle, tiny, neat stitches. The fabric will look as if constructed of hooked together loops; take your tiny stitches through the short fabric a few of those tiny loops away from the edge of the tear and pull tight straight across the tear, so the repair does not ripple. When you get to the end of the tear, knot off again and then run the end of thread under several of the stitches you just made and then cut the thread close to the new seam. Make sure you do not sew the fabric to the chamois.

Or are you asking if you should talk to the boy's parents to see if they will cough up some money towards repair/replacement of the shorts?

Wait, I was too harsh: Get a medium to small needle and some thread, regular thread and sew it up as I mentioned above. Maybe if you mention it to the parents and sound clueless enough, one of them (probably the wife!) will have mercy on you and sew it up for you.

Or if you really are completely clueless, hie thee to a tailor or seamstress! :-)

Last edited by foehn; 09-18-06 at 11:06 AM.
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